BACOLOD

2 Bacolod hospital personnel positive for Covid-19

The Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH). (File photo)

TWO hospital personnel of Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH) have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), Dr. Julius Drilon, chief of hospital, confirmed Wednesday, August 5, 2020.

Drilon said both personnel were already in isolation prior to the release of the results.

"We have identified the close contacts, conducted risk stratification and isolated those contacts classified as medium to high risk. The hospital is still conducting intensive contact tracing for other possible contacts of the two hospital personnel," Drilon assured.

He further assured that all safety and precautionary measures are being implemented, which includes terminal cleaning and disinfection of hospital wards.

"CLMMRH requests the public to remain calm and cautious and follow all health advisories and protocols to ensure the welfare, safety and protection of the public," Drilon appealed.

Drilon, in Public Advisory No. 12, has informed the public that

the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of CLMMRH has temporarily suspended its inpatient services effective August 4. It will resume its services on August 8, 2020, as they will undertake disinfection.

The outpatient services will still be operational, the advisory reads.

Meanwhile, Bacolod City logged 33 new Covid-19 positive cases, as of Wednesday, August 5. Of the figure, 29 are local cases.

The Department of Health-Western Visayas also reported one new death from Bacolod City. The patient is a 43-year-old female resident.

Negros Occidental also has 13 additional cases. This includes one local case in Cadiz City. The rest of the new cases involve locally stranded individuals and returning Filipinos.


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