Following confirmation by the Department of Health (DOH) regarding Camalig’s latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) case, the Municipal Health Emergency Response Team (MHERT) immediately carried out interventions to contain further spread of COVID-19.
 
The MHERT conducted immediate tracing of individuals who may have come in contact with Patient#5087 from Brgy. 1, Poblacion – a total of twenty (20) close contacts were initially identified today.
 
As part of the contact-tracing protocols, Case Investigation Forms (CIFs), profiles, and linelist of all close contacts will be sent to the Provincial Health Office (PHO) for swab schedule approval.
 
Selected households and thoroughfares of Brgy. 1 will also undergo disinfection to prevent possible transmission of said virus to the community.
 
Patient#5087, the town’s 27th confirmed COVID-19 case, is currently confined at the Bicol Regional Training & Teaching Hospital (BRTTH), Legazpi City.
 
As of March 19, 2021, Camalig, Albay has 27 confirmed COVID-19 cases including 23 recoveries, 2 deaths, and 2 active (Patient#5046 from Brgy. Ilawod and Patient#5087 from Brgy. 1, Poblacion).
 
Article by: Mr. Tim L. Florece, PIO