Capiz records 4 COVID-19 cases

ROXAS CITY—Three new cases of Corona Virus 2019 (COVID-19) were recorded by the Provincial Health Office of Capiz, per official statement issued March 31 by the Office of the Governor.

The COVID-19 positive in Capiz are as follows: Person Under Investigation (PUI) No. 22, male, with travel history in Metro Manila and in stable condition; PUI No. 32, female, 60, with travel history in Pasay City and died on March 29, 2020; and PUI No. 33, male, 44, with travel history in Metro Manila and with positive exposure to a COVID-19 confirmed and under guarded status.

According to Dr. Leah Del Rosario, Provincial Health Officer and Officer In-charge of PHO Capiz, in the course of their illness, they sought medical assistance in various health facilities where they were assessed and subsequently subjected for hospital quarantine.

The necessary specimens were collected and sent to the Western Visayas Medical Center (WVMC) in Mandurriao, Iloilo City.

On March 31, they received an official Laboratory Test from the WVMC Department of Pathology, Sub National Laboratory listing three PUIs positive.

In a press conference, Gov Esteban Nonoy Contreras appealed to the Capizeños’ all-out support and cooperation for the local strategies and thrust toward the effective and efficient management of this pandemic.

“Together, we will fight as one; and altogether we will win as one Capiz,” he said.

Meanwhile, Roxas City mayor Ronnie Dadivas confirmed that PUI No. 32 who tested positive is from Roxas City. He placed Roxas City in partial lockdown and advised residents to stay home and be vigilant.

Per COVID-19 status update dated March 30, by PHO, Capiz has 5,318 Persons under Monitoring (PUM)— 4,898 of which have been terminated to date while 420 are active.

Persons under Investigation (PUI) are 38—22 of them are terminated and 16 are in hospital quarantine. And of the 31 under home quarantine, 12 have been terminated while 19 are active.