Seven locally stranded individuals (LSIs) in the “Hatid Tulong” program have tested positive for coronavirus disease (Covid-19) after their reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test result came out, the Davao City government said Friday, July 31.
The Covid-19 cases were among the 92 LSIs who arrived in Davao City on July 27.
Of the seven, four are Davao City residents and three from other neighboring towns.
“We are still keeping the three non-Davao City residents who are positive because it is not advisable to move around the patients. But we do not count them in the positive number of the city,” Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said.
The City Health Office is looking after the Covid-19 positive patients and the rest of the LSIs who are completing their 14-day quarantine in the temporary facility.
The Davao City also received 82 LSIs from the National Capital Region (NCR) Thursday, July 30, and they are placed in a temporary isolation facility while waiting for the result of the RT-PCR testing and undergoing strict 14-day quarantine.