DOH confirms five new cases of COVID-19 in SurSur
TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, June 26 (PIA) — Another five new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) positive cases were added in Surigao del Sur bringing the total of COVID-19 cases in the province to eight, according to the Department of Health (DOH)-Caraga Region Regional Director Dr. Jose Llacuna Jr.
Based on the June 22 report, of the five new cases added, two were from Cantilan town, two from Bislig City, and one from Tandag City.
Governor Alexander Pimentel, in an interview aired over Radyo Pilipinas Tandag, revealed that the positive case recorded in Tandag City is a locally stranded individual (LSI) from Cebu.
It can be recalled that the announcement of the Department of Health (DOH) Regional Director Jose Llacuna Jr. on Friday, June 19 brought several reactions on social media, in which, Surigao del Sur was included in the list for the first time with three COVID-19 confirmed positive.
The Provincial Health Office reported that the first three confirmed in Surigao del Sur included: a 43-year-old, male, a returning overseas Filipino (ROF) from KSA and arrived Surigao del Sur last May 30, 2020. The 2nd case is a 87-year-old, male, a locally stranded individual from Davao City, while the 3rd case is a 36-year-old, male with a travel history from Butuan City. They were all asymptomatic and on strict facility quarantine.
Meanwhile, the previous suspect case admitted at Cortes Municipal Hospital was tested negative for COVID-19.
As of June 22, Bislig City has four COVID-19 positive cases, two in Cantilan town, one in Lingig town, and one in Tandag City. (PIA-Surigao del Sur)