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Siruma posts 14 Covid cases after 5 months without one

By Paulo DS. Papa

After five months of being free from Covid-19, the Municipal Health Office (MHO) of Siruma, Camarines Sur, has registered 14 new active cases of the deadly virus.

On Sept. 20, Mayor Carina Ramos Polinga announced that four medical frontliners who are personnel of the municipal hospital tested positive of Covid-19.

The four are: Bicol Patient (BP) No. 32385, a 28-years old female, symptomatic; BP No. 32401, a 49-years old male, symptomatic; BP No. 32483, a 54-years old male, asymptomatic, all of barangay Poblacion; and BP No. 32508, a 34-years old female, symptomatic, of Barangay Vito.

One of the four, BP No. 32385, died on Saturday, Sept. 25.

On Monday, Sept. 27, 10 more residents tested positive for Covid-19. Two of them are healthcare workers from Barangay Poblacion, identified as BP No. 34640, a 37-years old and BP No. 34642, a 44-years old, both female. Their history of exposure has yet to be tracked by the municipal contact tracing team. The team however investigated the exposure of BP No. 34746, a 25-years old female, from the same barangay.

The other seven cases are farmers and housekeepers of Barangay Fundado, all of them are asymptomatic who were believed infected by BP No. 31502, who tested positive a few days ago.

Siruma has 42 confirmed Covid-19 cases, 23 recoveries and three deaths since March 2020.

Meanwhile, PCapt. Julius Prima, Siruma police chief, said the town is now close to visitors due to the surge of Covid-19 in the area.

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