The Municipal Health Emergency Response Team (MHERT) immediately carried out interventions to contain further spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) following confirmation by the Department of Health (DOH) regarding the town’s recent positive cases.
 
The MHERT conducted tracing of individuals who may have come in contact with Patient#8071 from Brgy. Bariw and Patient#8074 from Brgy. Cotmon – 19 close contacts have been identified.
 
As part of the contact-tracing protocols, Case Investigation Forms (CIFs), profiles, and linelist of the close contacts will be sent to the Provincial Health Office (PHO) for swab test approval.
 
Selected households, thoroughfares, and other areas within the 2 affected barangays also underwent disinfection to prevent possible transmission of said virus to the community.
 
To date, the municipality has a total of 51 confirmed COVID-19 cases including 34 recoveries, 4 deaths, and 13 active.
 
Article by: Mr. Tim L. Florece, PIO