A health worker, who is assigned in a municipality up north, tested negative of COVID-19 based on the RT-PCR result disclosed by City Health Officer Dr. Maria Sarah B. Talla to Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo, Chairperson of the City’s Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases, Wednesday.
Dr. Talla said that although the health worker is assigned in another LGU, but she is renting a place in the city. The swab sample was taken from the health worker after showing Influenza Like Illness or ILI last Monday.
Despite the negative swab test result, the health worker will remain in isolation until further notice.
Meanwhile, 25 individuals are quarantined beginning today as Persons Under Monitoring or PUMs in the different isolation facilities.
On the other hand, 18 PUMs completed today the 14-day quarantine without any medical incident, thus cleared to return to their families.
Of the 25 new PUMs: 4 are OFWs from Singapore, Korea and Taiwan; 14 Locally Stranded Individuals from Manila, Laguna, Cebu City, Mandaue City, Lapu-lapu City, Carmen Cebu and Cordova Cebu; 3 private employees from Mandaue City and Cebu City; 2 Returning Overseas Filipinos from USA and Australia and 2 Persons Deprived of Liberty and were released from the City Jail.
Meanwhile, of the current 250 PUMs: 119 are in designated hotel facilities, 52 are in the community isolation center, while 79 are in barangay isolation centers.
None of the PUMs seen and examined have shown signs and symptoms of Influenza Like Illness or ILI.