NAGA CITY (PIA) -- The number of individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 continue to soar, both in the province of Camarines Sur and in Naga City as Locally Stranded Individuals or LSIs coming from the NCR plus bubble areas and neighboring provinces continue to troop back to the province.
A total of 40 individuals tested positive for COVID-19; 21 from the various municipalities in Camarines Sur as of today and 19 from different barangays in this city as of yesterday.
As per the Camarines Sur Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council's (PDRRMC) latest update on its COVID-19 Case Report, out of the 21 positive cases, 6 were detected at the Del Gallego border. Their places of origin are Paranaque (3), Tarlac, Cavite and Turbina in Calamba, Laguna.
Early Detection at the Del Gallego Border
Detected at the Del Gallego checkpoints were patients #5718 and #5720, 31 and 26 years old respectively, both male, both are farmers bound to San Vicente in Lupi and #5719- a 27-year old male going to Belwang, also in Lupi. They all hail from Paranaque.
Patient #5724, a 38 y/o male barangay official came from Turbina, Laguna and is bound to Mabca, Sagnay. He was discovered positive for COVID-19 at the Del Gallego border.
Patients #5721- 68 years old and #5722-24 y/o are both female. #5721 came from Tarlac and is bound to Cuyapi, Libmanan while #5722 hailed from Cavite and is going home in San Pedro, Iriga City. Both were also detected at the border.
All those detected at the border were quarantined immediately and has no direct contact to the community.
The remaining cases were: Three from Iriga City- Patient #5676, a 58 y/o -male government employee and #5690, a 32 year old female healthcare worker, both from San Juan and #5689 a 52 year old male barangay official from Malawag, San Jose, Nabua, Camarines Sur.
Brgy. Ayugan in Ocampo has patient #5723, a 41 y/o male construction worker; #5725- a 51 year old male employee from Panoypoyan, Bula, #5729 - a 24 y/o female employee from San Juan, Libmanan; #5733 - a 44 y/o male from San Jose (Poblacion), Milaor; #5736 - a 37 male uniformed personnel from Legazpi City and #5737 - a male uniformed personnel from Sto. Tomas (Poblacion), Magarao.
Out of the 21 new cases today, 3 were from Pili: #5726 - a 35y/o male surveyor (Cadlan); #5734 - a 34 female y/o uniformed personnel (San Jose) and #5735 - a 43 y/o male uniformed personnel from San Jose. Their exposure history is unknown.
Three COVID-19 positive cases were also from Camaligan: #5738 - a 30 y/o male private employee, #5739 - a 40 y/o female government employee and #5740 - a 35 y/o female private employee, all residing in Dugcal, Camaligan.
This brings Camarines Sur's active cases to 170, with 1,273 recovered cases, and 78 death cases.
Naga City COVID-19 tracker also shows rise in COVID cases
As of today, as per the city's COVID-19 tracker, they have 110 active cases, including 11 new cases recorded today which brings to 981 confirmed cases so far recorded by the Health Emergency Response Task Force (HERTF).
Brgy. Concepcion Pequena tops the list with 143 positive cases, followed by Concepcion Grande (102), San Felipe (100), Del Rosario (65) and Cararayan with 59 cases.
Listed with single or only one (1) case of COVID positive since the COVID-19's resurgence are Barangays Panicuason and San Isidro.
Barangays with no current cases include Abella, Dinaga, Igualdad-Interior, Panicuason, Penafrancia, Sabang, San Francisco, San Isidro and Tabuco.
With the rising cases of COVID-19 in the city, Mayor Nelson Legacion directed the HERTF to strengthen its campaign to enforce health protocols to the public.
HERTF, in close coordination with the city's Public Safety Office continue to conduct inspection in various stalls and establishments in the city to ensure that the management are following the health protocols to protect their employees, as well as their families.
PSO Director Renne Gumba said that they have already penalized some establishments for non-compliance of health requirements such as installation of thermal scanners, disinfectant alcohol, foot bath, for not using QR code scanners, which is being used by the city for contact tracing and for not strictly observing social distancing. (PIA5/Camarines Sur)