PRO 8 Records New CoViD-19 Case

PRO 8 Records New CoViD-19 Case


Camp Ruperto Kangleon, Campetik, Palo, Leyte – The Police Regional Office (PRO) 8 led by PBGEN BERNABE MENDOZA BALBA, Regional Director, thru the Regional Health Service (RHS 8) recorded new personnel with positive CoViD-19 infection on August 2, 2020.

Said personnel identified as Probable 24, eventually turned-out to be this PRO’s Confirmed Case No.4. He was tested reactive for Rapid Antibody Test done on July 28, 2020. The next day, RT PCR was done but sample was discarded. Repeat RT PCR was done on August 1, 2020 which revealed POSITIVE on August 2.

Confirmed Case No. 4 is 38 years old, male and is supposed to undergo a Public Safety Junior Leadership Course (PSJLC) schooling. He was isolated on July 28, 2020 until this date.

RHS continuously monitors the patient as he has a minimal dry cough and colds.

Meanwhile, there are thirteen (13) more personnel categorized as Probable who have been tested reactive for Rapid Antibody Test and fortunately, all are negative for CoViD-19. They are continuing their 14 days mandatory quarantine with no signs and symptoms noted. They have undergone re-swabbing on August 5, 2020 which also revealed NEGATIVE.

Of the 13 personnel categorized as Probable, four (4) personnel have been in close contact with Confirmed Case No. 4. They have undergone re-swabbing on August 5, 2020 which revealed NEGATIVE.

“We are always positive that this case will not proliferate and that confirmed patients may recover the soonest. Let us all be cautious with our health as we take our duties and responsibilities in the frontlines. I hope that this confirmed case no. 4 will be the last PRO 8 personnel to be infected with CoViD-19. My prayers are with you,” says RD Balba.

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