DUMAGUETE CITY, Nov. 27 (PIA) -- Dumaguete City has recorded 26 active COVID-19 cases today including three new cases.
The City's Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases reported that 13 known close contacts of COVID cases have been quarantined as Persons Under Monitoring (PUMs) by the City Health Workers.
City Health Officer Dr. Sarah Talla said in contrast, 15 PUMs were released today after they completed the mandatory 14-day quarantine in the different isolation facilities without showing any signs and symptoms of Influenza Like Illness or ILI.
Talla said, aside from the 13 known close contacts of COVID-19 cases, 21 other PUMS begin their strict and mandatory 14-day quarantine in the designated isolation facilities today.
There are now 304 PUMs quarantined in various isolation facilities as of yesterday.
The 34 new PUMs include 13 close contacts of NegOr-CoV 601 and 602 in Brgy. Batinguel; seven close contacts of NegOr-CoV 594 and 596 in Brgy. Candau-ay; one Coast Guard personnel from Zamboanga; four OFWs from Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Dubai and Hongkong; and 16 Locally Stranded Individuals from Davao, Cebu City, Manila, Tacloban City, Leyte, Cavite, Rizal, and Butuan City.
Of the 368 PUMS, 167 are in designated hotel facilities, 65 are in the community isolation center, and 136 are in the barangay isolation facilities.
None one of the 368 PUMs seen and examined by the city health workers manifested ILI symptoms while under quarantine. (jct/PIA7 Negros Oriental)