By Danny Estacio
QUEZON – No new cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been recorded during a five-day monitoring period from different towns of this province.
Provincial health officials made this disclosure as the province found the COVID-19 records pegged at 72 confirmed cases, as of 8 a.m. May 9.
The reports added that four towns were now considered COVID-19 free with recoveries of remaining patients from Pitogo, Sariaya, Sampaloc, Pagbilao and Lucban.
While Quezon Governor Danilo Suarez signed a memorandum of agreement with Lucena United Doctors Hospital and Medical Center (LUDHMC) president Dr. Gerardo Salazar and Lucena City Mayor Roderick Alcala for the establishment of the “biosafety level 2 plus” (BSL-2+) laboratory.
This hopes to speed up the testing process on suspected COVID-19 patients in the province and the accreditation of it is expected to be done before the end of May.
The provincial government already bought new specimen kits to replenish the Integrated Provincial Health Office’s dropping stock. The specimen kits will be disposed to different hospitals in the province where there are patients confined for suspected COVID-19.