22 DPWH employees in Davao de Oro test positive for COVID-19

Published November 4, 2020, 8:39 AM

by Zea Capistrano

DAVAO CITY – Twenty-two employees from the office of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Davao de Oro tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

In a statement, Monday, the provincial government said 17 of the employees were from Tagum City, and five were from Davao de Oro province.

“Sila tanan anaa na sa mga isolation facilities sa ilang tagsa-tagsa ka LGU. Ang uban nilang kaubanan padayong ginaobserbahan ug giquarantine na. Ang mga naexpose usab sa ilaha nakaquarantine na usab (All of them are now in isolation facilities in their respective local government units. Some of their workmates are are also under observation and quarantine),” the provincial government said.

Based on its COVID-19 update as of November 2, the provincial government identified three more DPWH employees who were infected.

Of these new infections, the provincial government said Patient No. 296 was a pregnant woman from Nabunturan town. The female employee underwent swab testing on October 29 and her results came out positive on October 31. She is currently admitted at the Davao Regional Medical Center (DRMC), and is experiencing symptoms of the disease

The other two patients are now in isolation in the municipal isolation unit (MIU) in Nabunturan. They were both asymptomatic.

The office of DPWH-Davao de Oro was closed last October 23 as the provincial government embarks on contact tracing.

Based on the COVID-19 Regional Case Bulletin for November 3, Davao de Oro has 63 active cases. The province has recorded a total of 311 COVID-19 cases, 245 recoveries, and three fatalities.