The Enhanced Screening Area (ESA) medical team and support staff were delighted to announce in social media that all suspected Covid-19 patients and persons subject for screening and evaluation tested negative during their rapid antigen test (RAT) on October 12, 2021.

ESA team expressed their compliments to all frontliners for a job well-done, saying “this is a good day for Malaybalay.”

In a report, a total of 45 individuals underwent RAT at ESA, Brgy 4. This is the first time in a given single day that we have zero RAT positive in months since Covid-19 surge wreaked havoc across communities in the City.

The RAT procedure detects a person with high accuracy if he or she has Covid-19 infection.

In recent weeks, Mayor Florecio “Doc Boy” Flores, Jr. placed Malaybalay City under General Community Quarantine. The declaration was approved by the Regional IATF through the recommendation and endorsement of Provincial IATF.

Mayor Flores regularly visits ESA to get real-time feedback from frontliners and the public. This is to ensure that operations are in order for screening and testing as well as the on-going vaccination rollout.

With the decrease of new cases, he urged the public to remain cautious and always follow the health protocol. He also encourage the residents to get vaccinated once it is their turn, emphazing that lives will be saved.

The City government’s effort in ramping up its vaccination is nearing 80,000-mark for the total vaccines deployed in the second week of October, one of the most high number of vaccines administered among the towns and cities of the province of Bukidnon.

As of October 12, 2021, we have only a total of 74 active cases as compared to 949 confirmed cases that peaked on August 27, 2021.

Photo credit: ESA triage