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7 Bohol health workers test positive for COVID-19

Philippine Information Agency
05 Dec 2020, 17:38 GMT+10

HEALTH AND SAFETY REMINDERS CAN HELP. For the medical frontliners, there would be lesser patients if people keep the medical and safety protocols, even the simple act of using a mask can protect you or your friends from the virus. (rahchiu/PIA_7/BOhol)

CORTES, Bohol, Dec. 5 (PIA) -- At least seven Bohol healthcare workers tested positive for COVID-19, six of them possibly getting the virus from their patients.

Shown in the Bohol COVID-19 Case Map provided by the Bohol Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (BIAFT) on Dec. 4, 2020 are the six cases of healthcare workers, all infected through local transmission and another health worker in the province surveillance unit.

The cases are, namely: one Antequera health worker, one Carmen healthcare worker, another Dauis healthcare worker, and three Tagbilaran City healthcare workers who are among the 50 local transmission cases as Bohol records 145 cases, 592 recoveries, and 15 deaths as of 1:00 p.m. on that day.

That same day also shows Tagbilaran City leading the most number of active cases at 36, followed by Carmen and Jagna which both have ten cases, and Dauis with nine cases.

Tagbilaran City also recorded the highest number of local transmission cases that day at at 13 - with 10 local residents and three healthcare workers.

The city also has six cases involving Authorized Persons Outside Residence (APOR), 12 cases involving locally stranded individuals (LSIs), and four returning Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs).

Records show that of the ten cases in Carmen town, one resident and another healthcare worker were infected from local transmission.

Also, the town has five cases from LSIs, and three cases involving returning OFWs, based on the daily case map.

For Jagna, all cases involved seven returning LSIs and three returning OFWs.

For Dauis which has nine cases, five of its cases and one healthcare worker can be traced to local transmission.

The rest include one from an LSI, another one from an APOR, and another one from an OFW.

Fifth in the list is Loon with eight active cases, of which one is through a local transmission, six cases involving LSIs, and another case from a returning OFW.

Sixth in the list of cases is Panglao with three of its cases locally transmitted, two cases involved APORS, and two from returning LSIs.

Seventh is Trinidad, which has six cases all involving LSIs who are all in isolation facilities.

Eighth is shared by Loon, Tubigon, and Antequera towns.

Loon records one local transmission case, six LSIs and one returning OFW, while Tubigon has three local transmission cases and two cases from the LSIs who have come home.

On the other hand, Antequera cases are from a health worker, another from a local resident afflicted through local transmission, and three from LSIs who are isolated now.

The rest of the towns registered one or a couple of cases, while only 16 of Bohol's 47 towns registered zero active cases as of Dec. 4, 2020. (rahc/PIA-7/Bohol)

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