1 New Positive Case for COVID-19 in Davao Oriental

28 Jun 2020COVID-19

BY Provincial Information Office

The Province of Davao Oriental has registered ONE NEW COVID-19 POSITIVE CASE today, June 28, bringing the total number of active positive cases to 6.

The new positive case is a 25-year-old female resident of the municipality of Caraga who is a Locally Stranded Individual (LSI) from Cebu City. She arrived at the Davao International Airport on June 23 and was fetched by the ambulance of the Local Government Unit of Caraga. She was directly transported to the Municipal Isolation Center and was consequently swabbed on June 25.

As the patient exhibits mild symptoms such as colds, sore throat, and headache, she will be subjected to strict isolation, monitoring, and treatment at the quarantine facility.

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, 2 suspected cases, and 1,668 Persons Under Monitoring.

To date, the Provincial Task Force on COVID-19 has already tested more than 1,500 individuals—the second highest in the region next to Davao City. Under the province’s extensive risk-testing, among the individuals who are required to undergo mandatory swab testing are the Locally Stranded Individuals and returning residents.

While the province has already recorded a total of 24 cases, the positivity rate is only 1.44 percent in relation to the number of individuals tested. The province also has the region’s highest recovery rate at 75 percent.

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.