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 tracing of individuals who may have come in contact with Patient#5395 from Brgy. Maninila – a total of nine (9) close contacts were initially identified today.
To ensure maximized transmission containment, contact tracers assigned to said barangay were also directed to identify Patient#5395’s 2nd and 3rd close contacts.
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. Maninila also underwent disinfection to prevent possible transmission of said virus to the community.
Patient#5395, the town’s 30th confirmed COVID-19 case, is currently confined at the Bicol Regional Training & Teaching Hospital (BRTTH), Legazpi City.
As of April 1, 2021, Camalig, Albay has 30 confirmed COVID-19 cases including 24 recoveries, 2 deaths, and 4 active (Patients #5087 and #5192 from Brgy. 1, Poblacion, Patient#5191 from Brgy. Tumpa, and Patient#5395 from Brgy. Ilawod).
Article by: Mr. Tim L. Florece, PIO