By Glen S. Ramos
SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union — The Department of Health (DOH)-Regional Office 1 has donated additional 1,000 testing kits to San Fernando City in support of the on-going target testing activity of the City Health Office (CHO).
According to Regional Director Valeriano Jesus Lopez, the city government has asked for additional testing kits to facilitate more tests to target individuals to prevent the spread of the virus in the community.
“We need to strengthen our testing capabilities and work double time to be able to respond to the threat of Covid-19,” he stressed.
As of yesterday, December 9, 2020, a total of 195 individuals were tested using the COVID-19 real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (rRT-PCR) test.
The target testing was done by the CHO in barangay Pagdalagan with 42 individuals tested in Purok 1; 24 in Purok 2; 38 in Purok 3; 22 – Purok 4; 14 – Purok 5; 29 – Purok 6; and 26 in Purok 7.
“All RT-PCR result from the first batch of community testing were negative,” the CHO disclosed.
As of December 9, 2020, the DOH confirmed that there was no case of Covid infection recorded today.
The total confirmed cases for San Fernando City are 305. There are 8 active cases admitted in hospitals and 27 are in isolation facilities. A total of 8 deaths were recorded.
Valeriano reminded the residents to continue to follow minimum health standards including wearing of face mask, washing hands regularly and maintaining physical distancing.
“The cooperation of everyone is essential in protecting one’s self, the family and the community. Let us do our duty by staying at home and leaving the house only when necessary,” he concluded. (FC/MTVN)