The City’s Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases confirms that 3 close contacts of COVID-19 patients tested negative in the swab RT-PCR based on the results released by the Department of Health yesterday.
City Health Officer Dr. Maria Sarah B. Talla informed Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo, Chairperson of the City’s Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, that one of them is a relative of the elderly couple identified as NEGOR-COV 426 and NEGOR-COV 427 while the 2 others were exposed to a COVID case, who is in Manila.
Dr. Talla also reported to Mayor Remollo that 24 Persons Under Monitoring (PUMs) begin their strict and mandatory 14-day quarantine in the designated isolation facilities today.
In contrast, 10 PUMs were released also today after they completed the mandatory 14-day quarantine in the different isolation facilities without showing any signs and symptoms of Influenza Like Illness or ILI.
The 24 new PUMs are: 6 OFWs Japan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and Qatar; 13 Locally Stranded Individuals from Cebu City, Zamboanga Sibugay, Dipolog City and Cebu Province and 5 Returning Overseas Filipinos from USA, Spain and Canada.
Of the 319 PUMS: 143 are in designated hotel facilities; 60 are in the community isolation center and 116 are in the barangay isolation facilities.
None of the 319 PUMs seen and examined by the City Health workers manifested ILI symptoms while under quarantine.