BACOLOD

Capitol confirms swabber/medtech positive for coronavirus

ANOTHER frontliner, this time a medical technologist who gets swab samples and employed by the Provincial Government, was among the 19 new coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases in Western Visayas.

Based on the confirmation of Charina Magallanes Tan, PIMT spokesperson, the medical technologist considered as frontliner/swabber is a 24-year-old female resident of Bacolod City but employed at the province.

She is asymptomatic and was swabbed as part of their regular practice as frontliners. She is now at the provincial quarantine facility, Tan said.

Of the 20 new Covid-19 cases in Western Visayas, 11 are from Negros Occidental, while two are from Bacolod City.

In Negros Occidental, the patients are from Sipalay City, Kabankalan City, San Enrique, San Carlos City, La Castellana, Escalante City, E.B. Magalona and Victorias City.

Among the patients in the province is an eight-month-old baby boy from San Enrique town.

The patients, mostly locally stranded individuals (LSIs), are all in a quarantine facility.

Authorities are yet to confirm if the two new cases in Bacolod City and one case in Sipalay City are local transmission since the patients were not labeled as LSIs or repatriated overseas Filipinos by the Department of Health.


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