18 patients test negative for COVID-19 in Cagayan

Published February 19, 2020, 12:00 AM

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By Liezle Basa-Inigo

Eighteen persons under investigation (PUI) in the province of Cagayan tested negative for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and were already discharged in different hospital.

Dr. Jose Carlo B. Valencia, Chairperson of Infection Control of Cagayan Valley Medical Center reported in a meeting with Tuguegarao City Mayor Atty. Jefferson Soriano the updates of 18 PUI's who were negative of Covid 19.( photo courtesy of Tuguegarao CIO)
Dr. Jose Carlo B. Valencia, Chairperson of Infection Control of Cagayan Valley Medical Center reported in a meeting with Tuguegarao City Mayor Atty. Jefferson Soriano the updates of 18 PUI’s who were negative of Covid-19. (Photo courtesy of Tuguegarao CIO / MANILA BULLETIN)

This was confirmed by Dr. Jose Carlo B. Valencia, chairperson of Infection Control of Cagayan Valley Medical Center, in a meeting with Tuguegarao City Mayor Jefferson Soriano.

The test results of the PUIs were brought up at a Local Health Board Meeting attended by barangay chairmen ,SK Federation, Presidents of the Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association (TODA).

Dr. Jose Carlo B. Valencia, Chairperson of Infection Control of Cagayan Valley Medical Center reported in a meeting with Tuguegarao City Mayor Atty. Jefferson Soriano the updates of 18 PUI's who were negative of Covid 19.( photo courtesy of Tuguegarao CIO)
Dr. Jose Carlo B. Valencia, Chairperson of Infection Control of Cagayan Valley Medical Center reported in a meeting with Tuguegarao City Mayor Atty. Jefferson Soriano the updates of 18 PUI’s who were negative of Covid-19. (Photo courtesy of Tuguegarao CIO / MANILA BULLETIN)

Aside from COVID-19 updates, also discussed at the meeting was the strict implementation of road clearing orders that were given by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

Valencia urged the public anew to practice proper hand washing as a way to curb the spread of COVID-19.

“Alam dapat natin ang kahalagahan ng tamang paghugas ng kamay at proper cough etiquette upang maiwasan ang pagkalat ng anumang sakit, ” Valencia said.

 
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