City Health Officer Dr. Maria Sarah B. Talla confirms that 1 of the city’s 2 active cases has recovered after testing negative of COVID-19 in the repeat R-PCR swab examination.
Dr. Talla informed Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo, Chairperson of the City’s Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, that NEGOR-COV 222, a male gym instructor who was exposed to fellow gym enthusiast NEGOR-COV 195, is now considered to have recovered.
In the case of the 4 members of a family who have already recovered from COVID-19, Dr. Talla said that they are now released from quarantine.
Dr. Talla noted that thorough contact tracings of the family members were completed; all the close contacts have been identified and tested negative in the swab examinations and that they all remained asymptomatic during the entire quarantine period.
Of the 218 Persons Under Monitoring (PUMs) seen and examined by the City Health workers today, 2 have manifested symptoms of Influenza Like Illness (ILI) and now under stricter quarantine.
Meanwhile, 26 PUMs completed the 14-day quarantine, Sunday, without any medical incident and thus cleared to return to their families.
Seven (7) new PUMs are quarantined beginning today to include 3 OFWs from Saudi Arabia, South Africa and Dubai; a private branch manager from Negros Occidental; 2 returning residents from Mandaue City and 1 private Telecom employee from Negros Occidental.
Finally, of the current 218 PUMs: 118 are in designated hotel facilities, 33 are in the community isolation center, while 67 are in the barangay isolation centers