COVID-19 Update (May 10, 2021)

COVID-19 Update (May 10, 2021)

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Ten more cases of COVID-19 have been recorded Monday, May 10, announced by the Office of the Mayor. Total number of positive cases recorded within the municipality is now at 203.

Case 194 to Case 196 are employees of the same Food Distribution company within the municipality – two from Del Pilar, and one from San Nicolas. A mass testing was conducted by their company where five employees were found to be reactive. Further testing through the RT PCR test was conducted by Red Cross Olongapo confirming three of the five who were reactive are positive for COVID-19. Though not exhibiting any symptoms, the patients have been brought to the Castillejos quarantine facility to monitor their recovery. Contact tracing, disinfection, and lockdown have been imposed in their homes to prevent the spreading of the virus. Meanwhile, the RT PCR results of the other two who were found reactive to the disease remains pending.

Case 197 is a 36 year old resident of San Pablo working as a nurse in a private hospital in SBMA. The patient was not exhibiting any symptoms of the virus but was found to be positive for COVID-19 after a routine RT PCR test was conducted by the hospital. The patient remains confined inside the hospital until RT PCR tests return a negative result.

Case 198 is a 38 year old applicant of the BFP. As with the previous cases, patient did not exhibit any symptoms of the virus but was found to be positive for COVID-19 after undergoing the RT PCR test required to work. The patient is currently recovering in the quarantine facility.

Case 199 is a 23 year old resident of San Roque. They are part of the contact trace of a previous case. Prior to being tested, the patient was down with an illness late last month. It was only after the patient recovered that they decided to undergo the RT PCR test at Red Cross Olongapo where they were found to be positive for the disease. A Rapid Antigen Test has also been conducted on their family members who are part of the same household where their mother was found to be reactive. The patient has been transferred to the quarantine facility to monitor their recovery. Meanwhile, local health officials await the results of the RT PCR test conducted on the patients mother.

Case 200 is a 58 year old resident of Nagbunga who is frequently on dialysis. The patient was found to be positive for the disease after a routine RT PCR test before dialysis. The patient was brought to the President Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Hospital to better monitor their condition.

Case 201 is a 39 year old resident of Sta. Maria who is also frequently on dialysis. The patient was afflicted with coughs which eventually worsened into pneumonia. They were advised to undergo the RT PCR test at Red Cross in Olongapo to ensure the condition of their health. The test returned a positive result prompting health officials to transport the patient to the President Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Hospital.

Case 202 is a 37 year old resident of Del Pilar. They were taken to the San Marcelino District Hospital after being down with a fever and having bouts of coughs for several days. The Rapid Antigen Test conducted in the hospital returned a positive result which prompted the patient’s transfer to the President Magsaysay Memorial Hospital where the RT PCR test was conducted which returned a positive result. The patient remains confined in PRMMH to fully recover from the disease.

Case 203 is a 29 year old resident of Nagbunga, working in a private company within SBMA. The patient was sent home and was advised to recover after exhibiting symptoms related to the virus. Though they were able to procure a medical certificate declaring they were “fit to work” their coughing persisted and was then advised to get a consultation at the Castillejos RHU. There, the patient attempted to get a medical certificate declaring them “fit to work” without any sort of testing. However, our municipal doctor administered an RT PCR test instead, forwarding the patient to the quarantine facility while awaiting the results. Not long after, the test confirmed that the patient was COVID-19 positive. They remain confined in the quarantine facility until they fully recover.

Below is the official announcement from the OneCastillejos: