MONCADA records its FIRST CONFIRMED COVID-19 Case
20 May 2020; 1:34PM
Test result of PUI Death from Brgy. Maluac came out POSITIVE.
To correct the previously released information from the Provincial Government of Tarlac, Barangay Maluac is in Moncada and not in the town of San Manuel.
The patient is a 76 year-old female from the said barangay who was admitted at Tarlac Provincial Hospital on April 25 and swab samples were taken the same day. On April 26, 2020, the patient died of Chronic Obstructive Respiratory Disease (COPD) Class D, Pulmonary Tuberculosis on Maintenance Phase and was cremated immediately. Result of RT-PCR (Swab Test) came out POSITIVE on May 20, 2020.
The PUI death was coordinated immediately to the Municipal Health Office and Rural Health Unit II. Contact tracing was done after the patient expired. Relatives and contacts of patient were placed in strict isolation, quarantine and monitoring for 14 days. After the quarantine period, none of the contacts and family members manifested any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 or any form of respiratory disease.
The public is advised that the Municipal Task Force against Covid-19 remains relentless in undertaking intensified contact tracing of PUIs, isolation and quarantine of PUMs, targeted testing for contacts and frontliners and other necessary infection control measures to stem the spread of Covid-19 in Moncada.