Quezon province confirms first COVID-19 patient

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 15) — Quezon province confirmed on Sunday its first case of coronavirus disease or COVID-19.

The patient is a 35-year-old man from Lucena City, according to the Department of Health (DOH).

Besides the first confirmed case, there are a total of 21 patients under investigation for COVID-19, based on a public advisory posted by the Quezon Public Information Office.

The DOH reported at least 140 confirmed cases of the viral disease in the country as of March 15, with 11 resulting in death.