City Health Officer Dr. Maria Sarah B. Talla informed Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo that twenty (20) contacts of the 3 COVID patients and one (1) person who was reactive to Rapid Diagnostic Tests or RTD were found negative of coronavirus based on the RT-PCR test results released by the Department of health Region 7 this evening.
The following is the breakdown of the 21 swab results:
Five (5) contacts of NEGOR-Patient 191 including a lawyer
Two (2) contacts of NEGOR-Patient 199 in Bantayan
Two (2) contacts of NEGOR-Patient 196 in Banilad
Eleven (11) contacts of NEGOR-Patient 201 in Poblacion 2 & Bajumpandan
One (1) lawyer with no history of exposure but reactive to RDT
NEGOR-Patients 199, 196 and 201 are close contacts of NEGOR-Patient 191 an APOR from Bacong town with travel history to Manila, which was not coordinated with the City IATF.
The City Health Office also clarified that only 1 family is now under quarantine in Barangay Candau-ay down from 7 in the previous report. Four (4) more results will be officially released tomorrow.