Based on the latest data from theDepartment of Health, there were 140 positive cases of COVID-19 infection inthe country with 12 deaths as of Sunday./PN MANILA – A House of Representativesemployee, who tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), havepassed away on Sunday morning, according to PBA party-list RepresentativeJericho Nograles. “‘Yungimportante dito ay dapat maisagawa na ang contact tracing at sana ang House of Representatives ay maging transparent dito para maging example naman ito sa lahat ng mga kompanya,” hesaid. “Nalulungkotang buong Kamara de Representantes. At the same time, nababahala din kami at kinakabahan din kami kung sino ba ang kaniyangmga nakausap,” Nograles said in an interview with DZBB. Nograles added that, following the deathof the employee, the House leadership should immediately conduct contacttracing as to whom have a direct contact with the COVID-19 patient. “Itoay kasama sa panawagan ng Pangulo na dapat transparent tayo at dapat aware tayo,”he added. Nograles said Sunday the unnamed employeedied at around 1:45 a.m. – making her the ninth casualty from COVID-19 in thecountry.