By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

In a follow-up report on the COVID-19 outbreak at the Religious of the Virgin Mary (RVM) convent in Quezon City, Philippines, eight nuns in their 80s and 90s, all bedridden, have reportedly died from the disease, according to a spokesperson.

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The spokesperson noted, the eight elderly nuns belonged to the 62 RVM sisters who had tested positive for Covid-19 and were all staying at the convent’s Saint Joseph Home, also inside its compound.

The convent compound was locked down after the cases were discovered.

The convent spokesperson said the nuns were not vaccinated because of their condition. Others in the convent were vaccinated earlier this year.

In related news, twelve out of 18 nuns at the Tanay Carmelite Monastery in Rizal province have tested positive for the COVID-19.

“We are 18 Sisters in the monastery and 12 Sisters were tested positive of COVID,” according to a statement. “At present, we can be considered as mild cases and symptomatic. Your prayers will be very much appreciated.”

All but one of the monastery nuns are fully vaccinated.

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