DOH re­ports 339 per­sons probed for Covid-19 in CL

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ANGELES CITY- The De­part­ment of Health in Cen­tral Lu­zon (DOH-3) said yes­ter­day that the re­gion has had 339 per­sons probed for Covid-19 in the re­gion, in­clud­ing 288 per­sons un­der man­age­ment (PUM) and 51 cases of per­sons un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion (PUI).

This, even as the of­fice of Ma­bal­a­cat City Mayor Cris Garbo said plans to hold the Cara­gan Fes­ti­val, an an­nual

event hon­or­ing a pi­o­neer­ing Aeta chief­tain of the city, has been

de­ferred to March as a mea­sure against pos­si­ble Covid-19 con­tam­i­na­tion. The fes­ti­val, which is usually par­tic­i­pated in by thou­sands and lures an even greater num­ber of watch­ers, was ini­tially slated on Feb. 21.

DOH-3 epi­demi­ol­o­gist Dr. Jesse Fan­tone re­layed to SunS­tar his of­fice’s lat­est report in­di­cat­ing Pampanga had the most num­ber of 16 PUI’s or per­sons who ex­hib­ited such symp­toms as fever, cold, and cough and trav­elled re­cently to China.

He said Tar­lac had 13 PUIs, while Tar­lac had 13, Bu­la­can had 10, Bataan had seven, Nueva Ecija had five and Zam­bales had two.

Fan­tone noted that of the to­tal num­ber of PUI’s, 26 have been dis­charged, 19 have been ad­mit­ted to hos­pi­tals, and eight are still await­ing ac­com­mo­da­tion in qual­i­fied hos­pi­tals.

He also said that Tar­lac had the most nu­mer­ous PUM’s at 86, or per­sons who never ex­hib­ited symp­toms of Covid-19 but had to be mon­i­tored by the DOH af­ter their re­cent travel to China.

Fan­tone said that Bataan had 73 PUM’s, Nueva Ecija had 45, Pampanga had 28, Bu­la­can had 24, Aurora had 22, and Zam­bales had 10.

He cited lab­o­ra­tory re­sults on the PUM’s show­ing 30 neg­a­tive cases while 12 still await lab­o­ra­tory re­sults, and 11 are still up for spec­i­men col­lec­tion.

Of the neg­a­tive cases, 10 were in Pampanga, seven in Tar­lac, four each in Bataan, Bu­la­can and Nueva Ecija, and one in Zam­bales.---Ding Cer­vantes/ SunS­tar Pampanga


Mayor Ed­win ‘EdSa’San­ti­ago leads the post con­fer­ence ini­ti­ated on February 12, 2020 to dis­cuss nec­es­sary ac­tions to con­tain and pre­vent the wider trans­mis­sion of emerg­ing in­fec­tious dis­ease in­clud­ing Covid-19.---CSF-CIO

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