Fifty-six police trainees, and a regular police officer tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as they comprised the majority of 68 new cases that were recorded on Monday, September 28.
The trainees were all staying at a compound in Barangay Lower Lourdes Subdivision while they were undergoing field training. The other police officer who was infected was a regular member of the Philippine National Police (PNP).
According to Mayor Benjie Magalong said all the contacts of the infected police personnel have already been traced, and have been isolated and placed under quarantine since the first cases were detected last September 22.
The rest of the 68 cases reported on Monday were contacts of previous cases, and coming from other case clusters in households and barangays.
Magalong said the city’s containment strategies on PDITR (Prevent, Detect, Isolate, Treat, and Reintegrate) were in-place to address all cases.
“At home: wash your hands and change your clothes before you spend time with your family, disinfect your door knobs and other frequently touched surfaces in the home, and monitor each other for flu-like symptoms,” he reminded the public.
“When outside, always wear your masks and shields properly, observe physical distancing, wash hands and disinfect regularly and avoid crowded and enclosed spaces and close conversations,” Magalong added.
As of 5 p.m., Septemer 28, the city has recorded a total of 847 confirmed cases, 373 active,462 recoveries and 12 deaths.