Batanes confirms first case of community transmission

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Batanes has logged four new COVID-19 infections that are considered the first case of community transmission in the province.

According to local health authorities, these patients have no travel history outside of the province. In a statement, the provincial government assured residents that three of the COVID-19 patients were isolated at the Batanes General Hospital while the other was taken to the Department of Agriculture-Batanes Experiment Station for quarantine.

According to the local COVID-19 task force, the said four patients are the only remaining active cases in the province, which made the total tally to 21 since the pandemic began.

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