3 more Baguio health workers COVID-19 positive

April 26, 2020

BAGUIO City --  Three more health workers have been diagnosed with Coronavirus diseases (COVID19) Sunday.

Mayor Benjamin Magaling said a 61-year old female doctor and two female nursing attendants, both 34 years old, tested positive under the Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) confirmatory test.

They are from BGH Compound, Camp 8 and Sto. Niño barangays.

"All appropriate courses of actions and standard operating procedures are currently being executed," the mayor said. 

The spike in the number of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the city as experienced last April 25 was expected and is even seen to continue in the coming days as the city had begun conducting more confirmatory tests with the arrival of additional test kits and machines, City Health Officer Dr. Rowena Galpo said on Sunday.

As this developed, Mayor Benjamjn Magalong urged residents to be extra conscious in observing health and safety precautions as he directed the sustained stricter implementation of the Enhanced Community Quarantine rules on checkpoints, lockdowns, curfew, physical distancing, wearing of masks and others.

Galpo said they expect more positive cases when the city formally starts the expanded risk-based testing using the Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) confirmatory test kits on Monday, April 27 at 200 tests a day to run until May 15.

Mayor Magalong himself said that without mass testing, the city cannot determine its true situation as to the extent of the contagion.