Health personnel in full Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) have taken the swab samples from about 21 people, who were known to have had close contacts with COVID Cases Nos. 6 and 7 today.
City Health Officer Ma. Sarah B. Talla said that among those included in the RT-PCR tests are the immediate family members, neighbors and health workers who were in close contact with the two confirmed cases.
COVID Case No. 6, the 82-year-old woman from Barangay Cadawinonan has been deceased while COVID Case No. 7, the 32-year-old male from Poblacion 1 (Tinago) is asymptomatic and has been in isolation since he was released from NOPH.
The collected swab samples were sent to Cebu for testing with the results expected to be released after several days or week.