14 April 2020

Department of Health – Eastern Visayas Center for Health Development received today the results from Vincente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC). All eight samples are negative for COVID-19.

The negative results were from suspected cases and currently admitted in the referral hospital, provincial hospital and private hospital in the region.

As of today, there are 26 pending results from the 9th batch of samples which was sent to Vincente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) yesterday, April 13, 2020.

“Most of our suspected cases in the region are Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) cases.

Moreover, we are also enhancing our influenza-like-illness (ILI) surveillance for early case detection and laboratory confirmation especially from the vulnerable population. Through this we can identify measures on how to contain and stop the spread of this virus. We can as well, reduce the number of serious and critically ill cases while maintain essential and other routine health services,” Dr. Molon said.

Our laboratory result favored us again. But this does not mean that we should be complacent. We are way too far from ending this battle. Again, please do your part and follow our health advisories,” Director Molon concluded.