Lapu logs 33 positives from barangay swab testing

By: Futch Anthony Inso - CDN Digital Correspondent | November 19,2020 - 04:53 PM

Personnel from the Lapu-Lapu City Health Department conducted today, November 19, 2020, a mass swab testing for residents of Barangay Bankal.

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines– The Lapu-Lapu City Health Department has recorded 33 individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 in the mass swab testing that they conducted on the 11 barangays with the most number of infections.

According to Grace Carungay, head of the City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit, that of these number, 15 were from Barangay Pajo, eight were from Barangay Gun-ob, seven from Barangay Marigondon, and three from Barangay Looc.

Aside from this, the mass swab testing was also conducted in Barangay Basak, Pusok, Babag, and Mactan.

She added that around 1,340 individuals from nine barangays volunteered in the swab testing activity.

Today, their team had conducted mass swab testing in Barangay Bankal.

“Duna na ta’y nine ka mga barangays nga na-swab. So duna na ta’y mga resulta from the five top barangays. But kadtong Monday, seguro mogawas ang resulta karong hapon,” Carungay said.

She added that the mass swab-testing will resume next week for the remaining three barangays namely Agus, Calawisan, and another round in Barangay Basak.

On Wednesday, November 18, 2020, Carungay said that the city has only recorded one new COVID-19 case out of 50 samples that they submitted to the Department of Health (DOH)-7’s Cebu TB Reference Laboratory (CTRL) Molecular Facility for COVID-19 testing.

Currently, the city has 90 active cases of COVID-19./rcg

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