Bacolod has 2 new COVID-19 cases

Published June 13, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Glazyl Masculino

BACOLOD CITY – Two new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were reported here on Saturday.

According to Councilor Cindy Rojas, the virus infected a 52-year-old female locally stranded individual (LSI) from Manila. She was tagged as COVID-19 Patient No. 21 here, who resides in Barangay Handumanan.

Rojas said the patient traveled to Bacolod with a 35-year-old relative via a sweeper flight on May 26.

She was quarantined for 14 days in a facility and was sent home after she completed it.

Rojas said that the patient was currently on home quarantine with her household contacts.

She was asymptomatic and will be subjected to a repeat real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) testing next week, the councilor added.

Rojas said that the patient‘s relative from Barangay Alijis also recently tested positive of the virus, and was already transferred to a quarantine facility. Her relative was labelled as COVID-19 Patient No. 19 here.

Meanwhile, Rojas also said that a 35-year-old female overseas Filipino worker (OFW) from Hong Kong was tagged as COVID-19 Patient No. 22 here.

Rojas said that the patient arrived in Manila on April 17, and was quarantined in a facility there where she was subjected to RT-PCR testing but tested negative for COVID-19.

She arrived here via a sweeper flight and was brought to a quarantine facility, where she underwent another swab test that later showed she tested positive for the virus, the councilor said.

The patient will be transferred to another facility for repeat RT-PCR. She was asymptomatic.