By Rey Anthony Chiu | 12:02 PM January 14, 2022
Thirteen days into the new year, and Bohol still could not completely shake coronavirus disease (Covid-19) off, with six active cases monitored on the day, bringing the total active cases to 189.
In a COVID -19 Update by the Bohol Inter Agency Task Force on the management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (BIATF), the Task Force traced the 6 which turned out positive for the virus.
There were 30 swab samples sent for processing at the Gov. Celestino Gallares Memorial Hospital Molecular Laboratory yesterday, the report implied.
The six were traced to be residents of Dauis (2), Baclayon, Bilar, Dimiao and Loon which both have one positive case.
The six also brings the cumulative total number of Covid-19 cases in Bohol to 20,122, with 582 Boholanos who succumbed to the fatal disease from May 2020, until today.
Of that cumulative number of positive cases, 19,351 have also recovered from the disease, pegging a recovery rate of 96%.
This too as the country’s health department puts up guards to stop the spread of the new variant Omicron which has been detected in the country.
According to the Department of Health, regardless of vaccination status, individuals who test positive for Covid- 19 of any variant will have to undergo isolation and quarantine.
As of December 31, those who test positive for the virus and yet remain to be asymptomatic, or with mild or moderate symptoms need to be quarantined for 1o days.
On the other hand, those who test positive with severe and critical symptoms have to be isolated and quarantined for 21 days.
“Because you are infected, regardless of vaccination status, you need to complete your days in isolation, the DOH said.
And for travelers and close contacts who are fully vaccinated, the DOH said the quarantine is shorter; that is seven days, while for those with incomplete or unvaccinated, they need to go on quarantine for 14 days. (rahc/PIA-7/Bohol)