After 3-week hiatus, Dagupan City posts new COViD-19 case | Inquirer News

After 3-week hiatus, Dagupan City posts new COViD-19 case

By: - Correspondent / @yzsoteloINQ
/ 05:48 PM August 14, 2020

DAGUPAN CITY –– A front-line health worker tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) here on Thursday, breaking the city’s three-week record of zero infections.

The 32-year-old male front-liner from Mayombo village has been admitted to the Region 1 Medical Center right after the test results came out, said Dr. Ophelia Rivera, the city’s COVID-19 focal person.


He underwent the reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test on Wednesday because he was exposed to a COVID-19 patient.

He is the only active case in the city and the 41st confirmed case since March. Thirty-three of the confirmed cases had recovered from the disease while two had died.


Mayor Brian Lim ordered the expanded testing in the city, especially among high-risk individuals, to look for those affected by the virus so they could be isolated and treated immediately.


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