ALIMODIAN BACK TO ECQ: Town logs 13 COVID-19 cases

first_img“Indi kita magkahadlok kag magkahangawa sa sining sitwasyon nga may ara kita nga positibo sa COVID-19,” Alonsabe told his constituents. “Most of the health workers are involved in the management and consultation of the case,” said Juanico during an emergency press conference on Monday afternoon together with Dr. Marlyn Convocar, regional director of DOH-6 and Dr. Ma. Sophia Pulmones, chief of the Local Health Support Division of DOH-6. Of the 13, five were healthcare workers including three midwives, a medical technologist and a nurse. They were all assigned at the Municipal Health Office of Alimodian. They were part of the 33 additional cases that DOH-6 confirmed yesterday and brought to 307 the total cases in Western Visayas. Alimodian’s 13 coronavirus-infected residents were part of the 33 new cases recorded in Western Visayas – the highest number of cases recorded in a single day. These brought to 307 the total cases in the region.The 20 other new cases recorded were the following (either locally stranded individuals or LSIs or repatriated overseas Filipino workers or OFWs): This brought to 307 the total confirmed cases in Western Visayas.Of 307, 170 were active cases, 126 recovered and 11 died./PN * 23-year-old female from Kalibo, Aklan or Patient No. 275 (LSI)* 16-year-old male from Dumangas, Iloilo or Patient No. 276* 27-year-old female from Carles, Iloilo or Patient No. 277 (LSI)* 55-year-old male from Sta. Barbara, Iloilo or Patient No. 291(LSI)*27-year-old female from Sta. Barbara, Iloilo or Patient No. 292 (LSI)* 23-year-old female from Sta. Barbara, Iloilo or Patient No. 293 (LSI)* 27-year-old female from Sta. Barbara, Iloilo or Patient No. 294 (LSI)* 34-year-old male from Bacolod City, or Patient No. 295 (OFW)* 31-year-old female from Molo, Iloilo City or Patient No. 296 (OFW)* 51-year-old male from Nueva Valencia, Guimaras or Patient No. 297 (OFW)* 32-year-old female from City Proper or Patient No. 298* 30-year-old female from Mandurriao, Iloilo City or Patient No. 299* 33-year-old female from Sagay City, Negros Occidental or Patient No. 300 (LSI)* 37-year-old male from Jaro, Iloilo City or Patient 301(LSI)* 37-year-old female from Jaro, Iloilo City or Patient No. 302 (OFW)* 35-year-old male from Lapuz, Iloilo City or Patient No. 303* 28-year-old male from Murcia, Negros Occidental or Patient No. 304 (LSI)* 23-year-old male from Binalbagan, Negros Occidental or Patient No. 305 (LSI)* 32-year-old male from Hinoban, Negros Occidental or Patient No. 306 (LSI)* 26-year-old female from Valladolid, Negros Occidental or Patient No. 307 (OFW) For his part, Alonsabe on his official Facebook page clarified that the town is not on a lockdown. The COVID-19-positive residents of Alimodian were the following: “Magpangamuyo, magpabilin sa balay kag sundon ang mga panugyan sang otoridad,” appeals Mayor Mayor Gefree Alonsabe of Alimodian, Iloilo to his constituents. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN Juanico said they have yet to identify the source of infection of these health workers, noting that they were all wearing personal protective equipment.  The rise of COVID-19 cases in the town prompted DOH-6 and Mayor Gefree Alonsabe to impose an ECQ effective Monday afternoon. * 35-year-old male from Koronadal City, South Cotabato (transient LSI) After five days the town’s COVID situation would be assessed. ECQ is a form of community quarantine implementing temporary measures imposing stringent limitations on movement and transportation of people, strict regulation of operating industries, provision of food and essential services, and heightened presence of uniformed personnel to enforce community quarantine protocols. All asymptomatic, the latest patients were immediately quarantined, according to Dr. Jane Juanico, head of Infectious Disease Section of the Department of Health (DOH) Region 6. “Dapat nga mag-relax, magpangamuyo, magpabilin sa balay, kag sundon ang mga panugyan sang otoridad,” he added. ILOILO – With 13 new confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases, the municipality of Alimodian was placed on a stricter enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) for five days beginning yesterday. * 16-year-old female (Patient No. 278)* 27-year-old female (Patient No. 279)* Three-year-old male (Patient No. 280)* 28-year-old female (Patient No. 281)* 55-year-old female (Patient No. 282)* 46-year-old-female (Patient No. 283)* 47-year-old female (Patient No. 284)* 45-year-old female (Patient No. 285)* 23-year-old female (Patient No. 286)* 20-year-old female (Patient No. 287)* 13-year-old female (Patient No. 288)* 40-year-old female (Patient No. 289) According to Juanico, the five healthcare workers were all attending to a coronavirus-infected female patient – a 22-year-old (Patient No. 175) locally stranded individual currently isolated at the town’s quarantine facility. Alonsabe also urged residents to avoid “panic buying” and sharing unverified information.“Hindi mag-panic buying kay wala sang total lockdown nga matabo. Magbakal lang sang nagakaigo nga kinahanglanon sa pang-adlaw-adlaw naton,” said Alonsabe. They were the following:* 24-year-old male from Vallehermoso, Negros Orriental (transient LSI) DOH-6 also recorded new confirmed cases detected in Region 6 but tagged to other regions. The eight remaining cases were all close contacts or immediate family members of Patient No. 282.last_img read more

2nd Annual Gavin’s Ride to be held Saturday

first_imgMILAN, Ind. — The 2nd Annual Gavin’s Ride will be held on Saturday with a breakfast starting at 9:00 AM.Ride registration will be held from 10 – 11:30, with the ride leaving at noon.The cost is $20 for individuals, $25 if you have a rider and both include dinner.If you are interested in dinner, but don’t want to ride, the cost for the dinner only is $8.WRBI’s Brent Lee will be broadcasting live and on location from 11 AM – 1 PM.Gavin’s Ride is a memorial ride and fundraiser in honor of Gavin Lee to support local athletes in the Ripley County Area.last_img

Lakers’ Nick Young expected to play on Sunday vs. Hawks

first_imgEL SEGUNDO — As the Lakers anxiously wait for two key pieces of their young core to heal, they still cleared up some space in their trainer’s room.Lakers coach Luke Walton believes forward Nick Young will return when the Lakers (8-9) play host to the Atlanta Hawks (10-6) on Sunday at Staples Center. After missing Friday’s loss to Golden State because of a sprain in the second toe of his left foot, Young participated in all of Saturday’s practice without any reported setbacks.Meanwhile, Walton expressed uncertainty if forward Julius Randle will play after missing the previous two games with a hip pointer. He tried to complete Saturday’s practice, but was held out for the second half. Randle stayed on the court after practice ended to participate in non-contact two-on-two and shooting drills with some of the Lakers’ assistants.“I hope he plays tomorrow, but we’re not going to rush him,” Walton said. “It’s not worth it. If he can’t go out and play the way he plays in being a dynamic playmaker and pushing the ball in transition and doing all those things for us, then it’s more important to get him more rest.” Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell remains sidelined for at least the next two weeks after having a non-invasive procedure earlier this week on his sore left knee. He took some stationary shots in street clothes at the end of practice. Before, Russell watched practice while receiving treatment.The Lakers’ starting lineup appears unclear besides Young (shooting guard), Jose Calderon (point guard) and Timofey Mozgov (point guard). Walton admitted the Lakers coaching staff considered starting backup guard Marcelo Huertas in recent games along with Calderon to avoid disrupting the second unit. Instead, Walton decided to start Jordan Clarkson at shooting guard, rookie Brandon Ingram at small forward and sliding Luol Deng at power forward.“This could all by my fault,” Walton said. “I wont give us the game in Oracle (where the Lakers lost by 43 points). But we could be up 2-1 on the Warriors if I possibly listened.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Yankees may use opener at times in 2019, manager Aaron Boone says

first_imgEight of those opener games came against the Yankees, so Boone saw first-hand how the strategy works.Tampa Bay’s success led to other teams copying the idea. The A’s, Rangers and Twins all experimented with an opener in September, and Oakland went as far as using Liam Hendriks to open its American League wild-card game against the Yankees in New York. Hendriks allowed a two-run homer to Aaron Judge in the first inning and New York went on to a 7-2 victory.The Giants may use an opener to protect some of their younger starters this season, but veteran San Francisco starters Jeff Samardzija and Madison Bumgarner are vocal opponents. “In a long stretch of games and you wanted to give a guy an extra day. [Or] you felt like it’s a little softer landing for some guys to let them start from the back end of the lineup and give them a time and a half through,” Boone said, per ESPN.com.New York may begin the season without ace Luis Severino (shoulder inflammation) or fifth starter CC Sabathia (heart, knee). That would open the door to internal fill-in options such as Jonathan Loaisiga and Domingo German. Both started games for New York last season as rookies.Boone’s reasoning tracks with the rationale the division-rival Rays used last season to employ an opener.Under the concept, a relief pitcher is called upon to record the game’s first three to six outs, and a starter or long reliever is generally asked to go through the batting order two to 2 1/2 times before handing the ball to the late-inning relief corps. RIVERA: How the Yankees should fill the hole created by Severino’s injuryTampa Bay used a designated opener 55 times last season, going 32-23 in those games. It settled into a loose pattern in the final two months: Ryne Stanek, Diego Castillo or Hunter Wood opening, and Ryan Yarbrough, Yonny Chirinos or Jalen Beeks throwing into the fifth, sixth or seventh inning. Add the Yankees to the list of MLB teams that will dabble in using an opener in 2019.Manager Aaron Boone told reporters Wednesday that injuries in the rotation, a desire to give starters extra rest and shielding younger pitchers from facing top hitters would be the team’s reasons for using the strategy.last_img read more