20 Iloilo towns record indigenous COVID cases

first_imgThe July 23 data of DOH-6 also bared that Iloilo province recorded a total of 72 local infections. * Oton – three These are the towns grouped by district: * 1st District – Guimbal; Igbaras; Oton; San Joaquin; Miag-ao * Batad – one The temporary halt in the return of LSIs somehow tempered the spike, she said./PN * Pototan – one According Dr. Sophia Pulmones, head of the Local Health Support Division of the DOH- 6, a COVID-19 case is indigenous or local if the patient has no history of travel to areas with COVID cases, not an overseas worker and not a locally stranded individual. To date, there are only two out of 42 towns and one component city of Passi in the province that have not recorded a COVID-19 case. * Bingawan – six The patient contracted the disease through local transmission /close contact with someone infected with the disease, she added. These cases were recorded in the following towns: * Alimodian – eight * Badiangan – one *5th District – Batad These were the northern municipalities of Sara and San Rafael in 5th District. According Pulmones, COVID-1 9 cases in Region 6 spiked, particularly in Iloilo province, when locally stranded individuals and overseas started returning home. * 2nd District – Pavia; Alimodian; Zarraga; Sta. Barbara; New Lucena ILOILO City – Twenty municipalities in this province have recorded indigenous or local cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), data from the Department of Health (DOH) Region 6 as of July 23 showed.   Of the 72, 21 of which were active cases or patients who have not yet recovered. COVID-19 can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 cough or exhales. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. 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. * 3rd District – Lambunao; Pototan; Badiangan; Bingawan * 4th District – Dumangas; Barotac Nuevo; Banate; Anilao; Dueñas * Anilao – onelast_img read more

Zenith Bank B’ball League: Increase in Prize Money Excites Participants

first_imgTop participants of the just concluded Zenith Bank Women’s Basketball League have showered praises on the sponsors for increasing the prize money of the annual competition.On Wednesday, First Bank Basketball team, retained their title after defeating youthful Dolphins 84 – 66 points in a final match decided at the Sports Hall of the National Stadium in Surulere, Lagos.In the third place game, Customs Basketball Club defeated new entrants to the league, MFM basketball team 57 – 49 to win the bronze. The winners, First Bank apart from the trophy won, also collected N1.5million for their efforts. Dolphins won N1.2million apart from the second-placed trophy while Customs were N1million richer for winning bronze.Last year the cash rewards were N1million, N500,000 and N250,000 for the first three winners.Skipper Nkechi Akashili of First Bank said it was good initiative by the sponsors, Zenith Bank, despite the league being played in an abridged format.“Zenith Bank did very well. Nobody saw that coming and we are all happy because it affected the top three teams,” Akashili said.Skipper of Dolphins, Bintu Badmus, also said the increase was encouraging for all the teams to work harder for next season’s tournament.“We will all work hard for the first place prize next year because this one is very good for us,” she said.MFM Coach, Adewunmi Aderemi, also praised the sponsors for engaging the youths despite the crisis in the federation.Many people believed the competition would not take place but somehow, we were able to have it. I am happy that the tournament was a good eye opener for my youthful team. The sponsors did very well,” Aderemi said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more