THE local government of Angeles City has recorded the city’s second case of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) on April 5.
Mayor Carmelo Lazatin, Jr. however assured the public that there is still no local transmission of the deadly virus.
The City Health Office (CHO) said the patient, a 65-year-old woman from Barangay Santo Domingo, was confined at a local hospital.
The patient reportedly traveled to Boracay during the second week of March.
She had shown Covid-19 symptoms last March 30, 2020 and was immediately brought to the hospital. The patient was initially considered as a patient under investigation (PUI).
Family members and health workers who had close contact with the patient are now under a mandatory 14-day quarantine. Proper disinfection is now being done by the hospital.
The city government has already informed the Barangay Santo Domingo and the nearby City of San Fernando about the case.
Lazatin appealed to the public to follow the safety rules being enforced by the city government.
As of Tuesday, the city has 72 persons under monitoring (PUMs) who are under self-quarantine and being strictly monitored by the City Health Office.
There are also 18 PUIs — 12 are native of Angeles City and six are from other municipalities and cities confined in various hospitals in the city.