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495 Manila residents test positive for virus

By: - Reporter / @MegINQ
/ 04:01 AM May 11, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Of the more than 8,800 rapid tests for the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) conducted so far in Manila, 495 came back positive for the immunoglobulin M (IgM) antibody, which meant that those tested had antibodies fighting the virus.

Those who were positive, however, would still undergo a confirmatory swab test before the results could be considered conclusive.

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As of Saturday night, the Manila Health Department had conducted 4,033 swab tests.

Many of those tested were from Sampaloc and Tondo 1 districts that had been placed on a 48-hour “hard lockdown” after registering the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the city.

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In Tondo 1 district alone, which was placed on a hard lockdown from May 3 until May 5, at least 1,400 individuals underwent rapid testing. A total of 109 individuals tested positive for IgM.

So far, there have been 47 confirmed cases based on swab test results, bringing the number of positive cases in Tondo 1 to 174.

Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso, however, asked residents not to panic, saying the higher numbers only meant that the city had found a more efficient way to find those possibly infected. INQ

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