Guimaras has reported nine new cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) today, August 17. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the island-province to 71.
In a Facebook post, the Provincial Government of Guimaras detailed that of the new cases, eight are local residents and one is a repatriated overseas Filipino worker.
Out of the total confirmed cases of COVID-19, 32 remain active while 39 have already recovered from the disease. The province does not have any fatality yet.
For the breakdown of active cases, 16 came from the Municipality of Buenavista, seven from Jordan, six in Nueva Valencia and three from Sibunag. Of these active cases, 29 are local residents while three are repatriated OFWs.
Seven of the active cases are home quarantined, 12 are quarantined in the facilities in the province, three are admitted in hospitals in Iloilo City and 10 are quarantined in the facilities in the City of Iloilo.
Lockdown in Brgy. Espinosa, Jordan
Meanwhile, Jordan Mayor Ruben Corpuz ordered the lockdown of Brgy. Espinosa from August 17 to 20 after three of its residents turned positive for COVID-19 last Sunday.
In an Executive Order of Corpuz, all residents are not allowed to go out from their respective households and direct contacts shall undergo strict home quarantine for 14 days.
Frontliners and other individuals working outside of the Barangay shall be allowed to leave and stay outside of the Barangay in the duration of the lockdown, given that they are not identified as direct contacts of the COVID-19 positive patients.
Liquor Ban is also imposed during the lockdown so that there will be no gatherings in the respective households and other related activities.
Corpuz also ordered the disinfection of the houses and giving out food assistance to 336 in the barangay.