House of Representatives documents 60th case of COVID-19

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MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives on Sunday reported its 60th case of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) which involved a Congressional staffer.

“A Congressional staff [member] has tested positive for COVID-19. He last reported for work on August 17. He developed symptoms and got tested in the province,” House Secretary General Jose Luis Montales told reporters in a text message.

The latest COVID-19 case at the House also increased the active COVID-19 cases in the lower chamber to 14, Montales said.

On Saturday, the House recorded 57 total cases of COVID-19 but later clarified that the total count was at 59.

As of Aug. 29, Saturday, a total of 213,131 c…

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The Philippine Daily Inquirer, popularly known as the Inquirer, is an English-language newspaper in the Philippines. Founded in 1985, it is often regarded as the Philippines' newspaper of record.

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