SORSOGON’S BET for the upcoming Miss Universe-Philippines pageant is infected with COVID-19, the Provincial Health Office said Sunday.
She is among the three persons named by Governor Chiz Escudero as the latest patients afflicted of COVID-19 in the province.
Governor Escudero revealed the new patients are Maria Isabela B. Galeria, 22, of Barangay Camcaman, Matnog, her father Noli F. Galeria, 55, and Christian C. Sañez, 35, of Pangpang, Sorsogon City.
Escudero said Maria Isabel Galeria is the province’s candidate for the Miss Universe-Philippines pageant.
MESSAGE OF MARIA ISABEL GALERIA
“With so much sadness in my heart, I regret to inform you that I tested positive for COVID-19 RT-PCR. This news breaks my heart deeply and I apologize if ever I put you at risk,” Maria Isabel confirmed with sadness.
“We followed and did all the safety precautions to safeguard from the infection, however it still found us.”
“I have spoken with those that I saw recently. My team, my MUP sisters and those I had close contact with in Manila, all tested Negative.”
“I am in isolation and under quarantine now.”
“I ask whoever came into close contact with me to please inform your City/Municipal Health Officers and their team to check on your condition. Hoping that I did not pass on to you the virus.
I am truly, deeply sorry.”
“Kindly find it in your hearts to include me and my family in your prayers.”
BICOL PATIENT NO. 1837
Maria Isabel is listed as Bicol Patient No. 1837, a registered nurse with travel history to Metro-Manila, while her father Noli, listed as Bicol Patient No. 1836, is a municipal councilor.
The third patient, Sañez registered as Bicol Patient No. 1835, is a health care worker of a private hospital in the city.
They are all under isolation in a quarantine facility, while health authorities have implemented contact-tracing.
Meantime, 2 new recoveries were permitted to go home. The two are Isabel G. Glomar, 51, of San Juan Daan, Bulan and Marites M. Montales, 51, of San Jose, Pilar.
At present, the province has a total record of 158 cases of COVID-19, broken down to 22 active cases, 129 recoveries, and 7 deaths.