Caraga infant, 1 other on COVID watch test negative for disease

The Department of Health (DOH) in Caraga said two new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) suspects tested negative of the disease as of Tuesday

This brings to 39 the number of patients who have totally recovered after testing negative for the viral disease in the region.

Dr. Jose Llacuna Jr, DOH-Caraga chief, said the laboratory tests from Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) showed two patients—a 46-year-old and 10-month-old boy— were categorized as totally recovered due to the negative test result for the disease.

“We are widening our measures to contain and halt the spread of COVID-19. We are relieved of these results considering that we already have one confirmed case in the region,” Llacuna said.

As of Tuesday, DOH’s COVID-19 tracker reported that there are 12 remaining persons under investigation (PUIs) in the region, while the number of persons under monitoring (PUMs) dropped from 92 on Monday to 70.

Caraga has only one confirmed COVID-19 case.

Llacuna reminded Caragaanons to abide by strict home quarantine protocols, physical distancing, liquor ban and the wearing of face masks.

“We reiterate our call to the public to stay strictly at home, maintain social distancing, observe cough etiquette and frequent hand washing, eat well cooked and nutritious foods, get adequate number of sleep and perform regular exercise,” he added. CLC

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