The Province of Davao Oriental has registered ONE NEW COVID-19 POSITIVE CASE today, June 26, bringing the total number of active positive cases to 5.
The new positive case is a 22-year-old female resident of the municipality of Lupon who is a Locally Stranded Individual (LSI) from Cebu City. Arriving at the Davao International Airport on June 23, she was fetched by the ambulance of the Local Government Unit and arrived in Lupon town on the same day. She was directly transported to the Municipal Isolation Center and was consequently swabbed on June 24.
The said individual is currently asymptomatic and in stable health condition. She will stay at the isolation facility for monitoring and treatment before being subjected to a repeat RT-PCR swab test.
Her direct contacts, including the ambulance driver and the health care workers, have all been traced and quarantined. They are also set to undergo swab testing.
Meanwhile, as of today, the province has a total of 18 recoveries, 9 suspected cases, and 1,626 Persons Under Monitoring.
As part of the province’s extensive risk-testing, particularly among those who belong to the vulnerable and predisposed groups, the Provincial Task Force on COVID-19 has already tested more than 1,500 individuals– the second-highest number of tested individuals in the region next to Davao City.
While the province has already recorded a total of 23 cases, the positivity rate is only at 1.44 percent in relation to the number of individuals tested. The province also has the region’s highest recovery rate at 78.2 percent.
However, amidst the province’s high recovery rate, the Provincial Task Force on COVID-19 continues to remind everyone to keep observing the Minimum Health Standards such as wearing facemasks, handwashing, and physical distancing, among other health protocols.
Authorities appealed to the public to take extra precautions and not be complacent, especially now that restrictions have been relaxed amidst the reopening of the borders and tourism activities. Authorities further discourage traveling if not necessary.