Siquijor logs 4 new Covid-19 cases

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THE Department of Health (DOH)-Siquijor and Siquijor Provincial Task Force Covid-19 reported four new cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) on Monday, February 8, bringing the province's total confirmed cases to 44.

The patients were identified as:

* Patient 41 -- Overseas Filipino worker (OFW), male, 43, a resident of Larena town. He arrived in Siquijor last January 29, 2021.

* Patient 42 -- Female, 25, a returning resident of Larena from Dumaguete City. She arrived last January 28, 2021.

* Patient 43 and 44 -- Direct contacts of Patient 35. They underwent a swab test last February 4, 2021 and the results came out Monday, February 8.

Both Patients 41 and 42 were swabbed last February 4 and the results came out Monday.

The Provincial Government of Siquijor said in a Facebook post that "intensive contact tracing" is ongoing to prevent, trace, isolate and

limit the transmission of Covid-19 in Larena.

"The Siquijor Provincial Task Force Covid-19 and DOH Siquijor Province still declared a community transmission considering the fact that the index case -- Patient 35 -- has not yet been resolved on where she possibly got the virus," it added.

Siquijor has been placed under modified general community quarantine. (LMY)