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San Fernando has curbed community transmission of Covid-19 — Santiago

Apr 24, 2020 @ 5:57
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City officials of San Fernando City in Pampanga said on Wednesday the local government has managed to curb the local transmission of the coronavirus.

“Currently, we no longer have community transmission or local transmission. All are transient cases, according to our data from our Incident Command System,” Mayor Edwin Santiago said in a SunStar report.

He said the city had worked relentlessly to stop the virus from spreading in the city’s 35 barangays.

As of April 22, the number of Covid-19 cases in San Fernando City stood at 14, with 87 active suspect cases and seven recoveries, according to the head of the Incident Command System, Renely Tungol.

“Out of the 14, five are community transmission but as now, we have no sustained community transmission out of the confirmed cases. The rest are cases of facility transmission,” she said.

“The first wave in San Fernando was in our Ground Zero and since testing is still limited for high risk patients, we could not see anything else at this point but we do active surveillance and mostly the cases we are looking at are pneumonia. So, we can say talagang controlled na ang community transmission,” Tungol said.

Santiago said the city government would not let its guard down in spite of managing and curbing community transmission of Covid-19.

“We were the first city in the region with a confirmed case but now we don’t have anymore. But we will not stop to be vigilant and not let our guards down since the worst is yet to come,” he said.

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