Ilocos Norte's 2 COVID-19 patients recovered


Apr. 12, 2020 ...

IN 'flattened curve:' No new case in two weeks

As a result of consistent efforts in containing the virus, Ilocos Norte's first two confirmed cases have already recovered from the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and were discharged from the hospital earlier today. 

According to the public advisory posted online by the Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center yesterday, the two repeat swab tests of the patients conducted by the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center have tested negative. Currently, the patients are asymptomatic and are in stable condition.

Moreover, the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN) is urging the respective local government units of the two to ready an isolation area for their 14-day self-quarantine.

"With no new confirmed transmission of COVID-19 in almost two weeks since the province's first cases, we have flattened the curve and have so far contained the virus," PGIN announced through a public advisory posted on its official Facebook Page.

The advisory continued to ask for the cooperation of the Ilokano community in maintaining a healthy Ilocos Norte. It further reminded the public to stay at home, exercise at least 30 minutes a day, observe maximum social distancing measures, and encourage returning residents to not come home until the lockdown is lifted.

"Together we will get through this— Ilokano a naandur! (resilient Ilokano)," the advisory ended.

As of 11:00 a.m. today, the Provincial Health Office reported that there is no new record of a person under investigation; and the number of persons under monitoring (PUMs) continues to decline with 429 people still going through the 14-day quarantine, while 11,199 PUMs have completed their self-quarantine period.

Photo Courtesy: Solsona Sangguniang Bayan Member Jonathan "Jhong" de Lara