Antipolo City confirms its first case of COVID-19

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 15) — The City of Antipolo in Rizal confirmed on Sunday its first case of the coronavirus disease or COVID-19.

The patient who tested positive for the viral disease is a 60-year-old man who resides in Brgy. Mambugan, Antipolo, according to Mayor Andrea Ynares.

The first case of coronavirus in the province of Rizal isa 62-year-old male from Cainta who was confirmed to have the viral disease on March 5. He is the country's first case of local transmission, as he had no recent travel history abroad. His 59-year-old wife also tested positive for COVID-19.

According to the Department of Health, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country stands at 111 as of March 15. Of these, 8 resulted in death, while 2 patients—Chinese nationals who have since returned home to Wuhan—have recovered.