The number of Persons Under Monitoring (PUMs) has increased to 375 as 16 additional close contacts of 5 COVID positive patients were quarantined and subject to swab RT-PCR tests.
Of the 16 close contacts: 13 were exposed to NEGOR-COV-222 and NEGOR-COV-223; 3 were exposed to NEG-OR-COV 204, NEG-OR-COV 201, NEG-OR-COV 209 and NEG-OR-COV 210.
City Health Officer Dr. Maria Sara B. Talla also informed Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo, Chairperson of the City’s Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases, that only 1 PUM was released today after he completed the mandatory 14-day quarantine in the different isolation facilities without showing any signs and symptoms of ILI.
Aside from the 16 close contacts of COVID patients, 4 OFWs from Japan and Dubai were also quarantined beginning today in compliance to the local health protocols.
Fortunately, the City’s Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases reports that none of the 375 Persons Under Monitoring (PUMs) seen and examined by the City Health workers manifested symptoms of Influenza Like Illness (ILI).
Finally, of the 375 PUMS: 132 are in designated hotel facilities; 81 are in the community isolation center and 162 are in the barangay isolation facilities.
(October 19, 2020) COVID STATUS UPDATE)