THE Bacolod City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) urged all close contacts of Covid-19 patients to collaborate on swab tests. City Administrator Em Ang, the executive director of the EOC, said on Thursday June 3, 2021, based on the report from the contact tracing team led by Dr. Rosalie Deocampo on Tuesday revealed that more than 100 people in the city refused to be tested.

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“This is one of our problems right now because people refused to be tested. They are scared because once they test positive for the virus they will be transferred to the isolation facility but without realizing that their refusal is adding to the problem and contributing to the continued increase in Covid cases in Bacolod City, “she said Finding a belated medical consultation will lead to an increased risk of hospitalization or worse, death and pose for testing. For all you know, you are saving your own life or the lives of your family members, ”Ang said. She said she should seek early medical advice for immediate diagnosis and intervention from the onset of the disease and not wait for it to be It is late that the number of new Covid-19 cases is still very high. As of June 2, Bacolod City had a total of 9,767 Covid-19 cases. Of the 8,237 patients who had already recovered, 1,270 were active cases and 258 were deaths. Deocampo also said in a statement that data on Covid-19 cases show that a consultation four or more days since the onset of the disease increases the risk of being hospitalized, being put on a mechanical ventilator, or dying. She said that from prolonged exposure to other household members, they would later become infected. “Please do not go to work if you experience any discomfort or symptoms to the Bacolod Respiratory Ambulance Center or a clinic of your choice for examination and Covid-19 RT-PCR (reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction) test for early detection, isolation and Treating the infection, “she added. Close contacts from positive patients such as their household members or co-workers are tracked, wiped off, and isolated. The Bacolod Respiratory Ambulance Center is located in The Bacolod Arts, Youth and Sports Center (BaysCenter) in front of the Bacolod Public Plaza and continues to provide free medical advice and Covid-19 smears for those with symptoms. Based on the EOC contact tracing report dated May 31, a total of 41 people were found positive for the Covid-19 virus due to a household transmission. It also found that 47 percent of 663 people who sought advice and were swabbed within 14 days or from May 18 to May 31 tested positive for the virus. The EOC has redoubled its containment and containment efforts, including contact tracing, cutting down, isolation, healthcare capacity management and awareness campaigns.

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