WV COVID-19 cases nearing 100 mark; 9 OFWs test positive for coronavirus

first_imgILOILO City – Nine more overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who returned to Western Visayas last week tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). They were part of the 11 new cases in the region that the Department of Health (DOH) confirmed yesterday. * 42-year-old male from Bacolod City (Patient No. 87) * 46-year-old male (Patient No. 88), facility quarantine “Of the region’s 91 COVID-19 cases, 31 already recovered while 10 died,” said Sta. Lucia. * 43-year-old male from Escalante City, Negros Occidental (Patient No. 84) * Aklan – six These 11 cases brought to 91 the total number of COVID-19 patients in Western Visayas, according to Dr. May Ann Soliva-Sta. Lucia, head of DOH Region 6’s Health Promotion division. COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus now called SARS-CoV-2. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China in December 2019. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don’t feel unwell. * 28-year-old male from Mandurriao, Iloilo City (Patient No. 82) * 33-year-old male (Patient No. 85) hospitalized * Capiz – five * 34-year-old male from Hamtic, Antique (Patient No. 91) * 30-year-old female from La Castellana, Negros Occidental (Patient No. 83) * Bacolod City – nine Barangay Sto. Niño Sur is currently on lockdown to prevent further COVID-19 transmission. Here’s the breakdown of the 91 cases per area: * Negros Occidental – twocenter_img * Iloilo City – 15 * 38-year-old male from Laua-an, Antique (Patient No. 89) * 24-year-old male from Nueva Valencia, Guimaras (Patient No. 81) However, older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes are more likely to develop serious illness. The two other new cases (Arevalo, Iloilo City) were: In Bulletin No. 41, the nine OFWs – now in isolation in their respective local government units’ quarantine facilities – were the following: * Iloilo province – 18 The two other new cases were residents of Arevalo district here. These two Arevalo cases brought to seven the COVID-19 patients in the district. * Antique – 14 * Repatriates – 22 (Aklan, one; Antique, three; Guimaras, two; Iloilo province, three; Negros Occidental, four; Bacolod City, two; Iloilo City, seven) * 42-year-old male from Tobias Fornier, Antique (Patient No. 90) * 27-year-old male from Bacolod City (Patient No. 86) Most people (about 80 percent) recover from the disease without needing special treatment, according to the World Health Organization. As of press time, however, it was unclear if they were also residents of Barangay Sto. Niño Sur, Arevalo where the district’s first five cases came from. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. There is yet no vaccine or treatment for COVID-19./PNlast_img read more

AJ Dillon has his way, other fast reactions to Syracuse’s 42-14 loss to Boston College

first_imgWithout its starting quarterback and running back for the second straight game, Syracuse got blown out at home, 42-14, in its final game of the 2017 season. Boston College (7-5, 4-4 Atlantic Coast), a bowl-eligible team that had already beaten Preseason Top 25 teams in Louisville and Florida State, beat the Orange (4-8, 2-6) convincingly on Saturday afternoon in front of an announced attendance of 30,302.Here are three quick reactions to the game.No-win NovemberWith the loss, Syracuse fell to 0-8 over the past two Novembers. The Orange has not won a game in the month since beating Boston College two years ago this weekend in former head coach Scott Shafer’s sendoff victory. The Syracuse senior class is the first since 2009 to graduate without appearing in a bowl game, as the Orange lost its final five games of the year. Its last win came in the Carrier Dome on Oct. 13 against then-No. 2 Clemson. Over the final 10 quarters of the 2017 season, SU was outscored 114-29.The AJ Dillon showAdvertisementThis is placeholder textDillon, a 6-foot, 240-pound true freshman running back, proved to be one of Syracuse’s toughest tailbacks faced all year. He entered Saturday averaging 5.1 yards per carry to go along with 10 rushing touchdowns, including four in a 272-yard showing at Louisville. In his last three games, he ran for 149, 196 and 200 yards, respectively. Saturday against the depleted Syracuse defense, he erupted for 193 yards and three touchdowns.In his footstepsSyracuse senior wide receiver Steve Ishmael broke a pair of program records Saturday. First, he snapped Amba Etta-Tawo’s single-season receptions record of 94, which Etta-Tawo set a year ago in a rout at Clemson. Then Ishmael, on the final touchdown catch of his college career, broke Marvin Harrison’s career receiving yards record (2,728). Ishmael idolized Harrison as a kid, and he broke his idol’s record in his final game at Syracuse. Ishmael finished the day with 11 catches for 187 yards. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 25, 2017 at 3:16 pm Contact Matthew: mguti100@syr.edu | @MatthewGut21last_img read more