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CamSur and Naga City record highest COVID-19 cases during the weekend

Philippine Information Agency
12 Apr 2021, 20:38 GMT+10

PILI, Camarines Sur, April 12 (PIA) -- Camarines Sur Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) listed an all- time high daily record of COVID 19 positive cases on April 10, Saturday, with 34 cases while Naga City Health Emergency Response Task Force (HERTF) also logged a total of 29 cases on April 11, Sunday.

These cases were the highest since the resurgence of Covid-19 cases in March, for both the province and the city of Naga.

Last year, Camarines Sur recorded 35 cases on Aug. 25, the highest case recorded on a daily basis, followed by 33 cases on Oct. 23, 2020. The current 34 cases last April 10, 2021 is the second highest since the start of the pandemic.

Camarines Sur's Quarantine facility located at Banasi, Bula, Camarines Sur. (Photo credit: PDRRMC/EDMERO)

PDRRMC listed an all-time high monthly Covid-19 positive cases on October 2020, numbering to 234, followed by 209 in November, and 170 on August 2020. This year, 184 cases were recorded in January and 94 positive cases on February, 176 this March and 160 positive cases covering the period of April 1 to April 10.

On April 11, Sunday, PDRRMC registered 31 new positive cases, 11 of whom are uniformed personnel from Pili, Bato, Sipocot, Iriga and Naga City; a 46-year old female teacher from Pamukid, San Fernando and 10 individuals whose places of destinations are Garchitorena, Iriga City, Sipocot, Minalabac, Cabusao, Pamplona and Magarao.

Five (5) private employees were also added to the list with residences at Balaynan, Goa; San Mateo (Poblacion), Camaligan; San Roque, Camaligan; and 2 from Iriga City.

Six (6) were detected from the border- a domestic helper from Pasay who resides in Sta. Justina, Buhi; 4 private employees from Las Pinas, Laguna, Mandaluyong and Cavite. Place of destinations are Loho, Lagonoy; Parubcan, Garchitorena, San Francisco, Balatan; Buradod, Lagonoy and Canayonan, in Tinambac; all in Camarines Sur.

Today, April 12, CamSur recorded 15 new cases, bringing the active cases to 267. Recovered cases is now 1,289 and 81 death cases.

PDRRMC headed by Camarines Sur Governor Migz Villafuerte extended his gratitude to the members of the Provincial Incident Management Team (IMT) for the strict border control measures that they are implementing at the Del Gallego border and for their dedicated 24/7 watch to ensure that COVID-19 positive individual will not endanger the community.

Naga City COVID-19 HERTF Forward Control Point (FCP) members deployed at the Del Gallego, Camarines Sur border to screen documents of incoming LSIs and individuals bound to Naga City. On March 25, 2021, they were sent-off by Mayor Nelson Legacion and Public Safety Office (PSO) Director Renne Gumba. (Photo credit: City government FB page/HERTF)

On the other hand, Naga City Mayor Nelson Legacion, attributed the increased number of COVID-19 positive in the city to their implementation of the intensified enhanced contact tracing and Active Case Finding (ACF) being done in the community and in various offices.

He also thanked the Naga City COVID-19 HERTF Forward Control Point (FCP) members who were deployed at the Del Gallego border. They were tasked to screen incoming LSIs or other individuals bound to Naga if they have with them the pertinent documents as per the city's requirements and if they are exhibiting symptoms of the virus.

Mayor Legacion already tasked the contract tracers, BHERTS and BHWs to visit and check the containment areas, inquire and check the health conditions of the members of the community. Anyone exhibiting symptoms will immediately undergo free COVID-19 testing.

He also appealed to the private sectors to immediately inform the city if they have employees who tested positive for Covid-19 and allow all their employees to subject themselves to the antigen test. (PIA5/Camarines Sur)

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