By Noreen Jazul
Pasig City has ramped up its testing of patients suspected with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), increasing the number of tests conducted daily from 20 to around 50 to 60.
Mayor Vico Sotto told CNN Philippines on Tuesday that the city government has partnered with The Medical City in order to test more patients considered as “suspect cases.”
“Ngayon po gang ginagawa po namin mas aggressive na po ang testing (We’ve become more aggressive in terms of testing),” Sotto said.
Sotto said the city government plans to test all of the city’s suspect cases to be followed by healthcare workers, and then persons included in the “web of contact tracing.”
Currently, there are 192 suspect cases in Pasig City, while 196 have been confirmed positive for COVID-19.
Sotto, meanwhile, said his team has already identified other possible quarantine facilities in Pasig.
“Di pa naman puno [yung existing quarantine facility], pero yaw natin mapuno siya bago tayo mag-hanap ng iba (Our existing quarantine facility is not yet full, but we won’t wait for it to reach full capacity before we start looking for other possible facilities we can use for isolation.),” he said.