The Apayao provincial government on February 25 announced that there are five new coronavirus disease (COVID19) cases in the province.
The five new cases are asymptomatic.
This bring’s Apayao’s total number of cases to 189.
Four of the new cases are close contacts of a patient from Conner.
The fifth case is a provincial government employee from Flora.
“To facilitate contact tracing efforts, individuals who have had contacts and interactions with the index cases two days prior to onset of symptoms and 14 days thereafter are encouraged to come forward and coordinate with the Rural Health Units of Conner and Luna,” the provincial government said in a statement.