Over 6T suspected COVID-19 cases tested for free in Dgte

DUMAGUETE CITY, May 21 (PIA) -- Dumaguete City tested for free around 6,380 COVID-19 suspected cases who are either close contacts of confirmed COVID-19 patients or have manifested symptoms of Influenza Like Illness (ILI). 

City Health Officer Dr. Maria Sarah Talla confirmed that the city currently has 155 active COVID-19 cases, 639 recoveries, and 38 deaths since the pandemic affected the city from Jan. 30, 2020 to May 20, 2021.

In her report to the City’s Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, Talla specified the types of COVID-19 tests conducted: 3,287 RT-PCR swab tests; 1,059 antigen swab tests; and 3,297 Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT).

The City Health Office has a team of medical technologists deployed to conduct swab tests on direct contacts of COVID-19 cases and persons with symptoms of ILI on a daily basis.

This is for prompt detection and isolation of confirmed cases to further limit transmission of the virus between and among members of the families and workplace. (jct/PIA7 Negros Oriental)

Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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