ILOILO City – Western Visayas has an ongoing “low-level” community transmission of coronavirus disease 2019, according to the Department of Health (DOH) Region 6. “I-maintain lang gihapon naton ang panugyan even if under kita sa modified general community quarantine, patihon lang naton,” Alonsabe reiterated. “It could also be our doctors or health personnel who contracted the illness outside the hospital and were later detected through mass testing,” she said. However, Alonsabe clarified that not all areas of the region has a community spread, saying those affected were only clustered areas or towns. Divinagracia added: “We are anticipating other positive or confirmed cases because we just completed hospital-wide testing for all patients and personnel during the lockdown.” This also prompted the SPHI management to resume operation on July 13. She revealed that the hospital’s two index cases, or the suspected source of infection (from Capiz and Guimaras), both yielded negative results in reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction testing. “To ensure the safety of our patients, doctors, health workers, and the community, the hospital will resume its operation on July 13,” Divinagracia said./PN Divinagracia asserted that the source of infection at the SPHI could be a COVID-19-positive person from the community. “Unlike areas in Cebu and Metro Manila, diri (Region 6) may mga isolated lang gid kita nga cases, gamay-gamay nga mga clustered nga natabo sa aton,” Alonsabe said. In a related development, Dr. Ellamae Divinagracia, Infectious Disease Specialist and spokesperson of St. Paul’s Hospital (SPHI) of Iloilo, told Panay News they also considered the hospital’s 11 infected personnel as a case of “low-level” community transmission. But the DOH-6 official urged the public not to be complacent. Dr. Glenn Alonsabe, epidemiologist of the DOH-6, cited the influx of repatriated locally stranded individuals from other provinces and cities.
Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros UP AND COMINGAs the Angels’ playoff hopes fade and the focus of many turns to how they can improve by trading for prospects, one trade they made five months ago is already paying dividends.In the first days of spring training, the Angels traded C.J. Cron to the Tampa Bay Rays for a player to be named. When that player was identified a few weeks later, little was known about middle infielder Luis Rengifo.Since then, Rengifo has risen from Class-A to Double-A to Triple-A. The 21-year-old has hit over .300 at each stop, with a combined .315 average and exceptional .420 on-base percentage. Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Heaney, who now has Sadie and a year-old puppy named Charlie, said his dogs help him deal with the pressure of the major leagues.“I take my dogs on a walk every day, especially the days I’m pitching at home,” he said. “It’s a therapeutic thing for me. It really is. It’s a way to kind of relieve stress and get away from everything. Your dog is never mad at you. They think you are the greatest ever, no matter what you did at the yard. They don’t judge you for that. It’s something that just makes me happy.”Related Articles “He’s definitely jumped up and made everyone in our organization pay attention to what he’s doing,” Manager Mike Scioscia said this week. “All the markers you look for on the offensive side are there. He’s got the tools you are looking for to have a chance to be an impact player in the major leagues. Experience is going to be needed, but he runs well and plays good defense. He can hit the ball from both sides. He’s got an exciting future.”The Angels have been desperate to add players to their lineup who get on base, especially hitting in front of Mike Trout. Rengifo and David Fletcher could both be in the mix to start at second base next year, although there is a whole winter for the Angels to make other moves.ALSOMike Trout was the Angels’ winner for the “Heart and Hustle” award. Each team has one winner selected on the basis of his “passion, desire, and work ethic demonstrated both on and off the field.” One major league winner will be selected from the 30 team winners later this year…Scioscia said the Angels tried to get answers from Major League Baseball officials on Tuesday about the two balks called on their pitchers on Monday. He said they didn’t get any explanations. Scioscia said he could maybe see the reason for the call on Jaime Barría, but he called Justin Anderson’s balk’s “bizarre.”…Shohei Ohtani is still playing light catch. Scioscia said “this is stage one and we have to get to stage 10.” Ohtani is attempting to return from a damaged ulnar collateral ligament without having surgery…Shortstop Kevin Maitan, one of the Angels’ top prospects, has been out of the lineup at rookie-level Orem for 11 days with back stiffness, although he’s expected back soon. The Angels signed Maitan, 18, for $2.2 million last December, after he was released from his deal with the Atlanta Braves because of their violations of international signing rules.UP NEXTAngels (Tyler Skaggs, 7-6, 2.68) vs. White Sox (James Shields, 4-11, 4.26), 7 p.m., Fox Sports West, KLAA (830 AM). Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter ANAHEIM — As Andrew Heaney has gotten deeper into his big league career, to the point that he could start to make an impact in the community, he wanted to find a cause that reflected his passion.He only had to look down at his black lab, Sadie.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.A couple years of planning later, Heaney is about to host his first charitable event, a 5K run at 9 a.m. Saturday at Bolsa Chica beach. The event benefits the therapy dog program at Children’s Hospital of Orange County. Runners are encouraged to bring their dogs to run too.“There are only so many places you can take a dog,” Heaney said. “You can’t have a golf event with dogs. You can’t take dogs to a bowling alley. How about the beach? It’s perfect.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error