COVID CASES DROP TO 2; 44 RELEASED FROM QUARANTINE After repeat swab RT-PCR tests, City Health Officer Dr. Maria Sarah B. Talla confirms that 5 COVID-19 patients tested negative and are deemed to have recovered. Dr. Talla also informed Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo, Chairperson of the City’s Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases, that following their recoveries the number of active COVID-19 positive cases has now dropped to just 2. The 4 new recoveries are members of the same family while the other is is a 27-year-old Male, who was exposed to a COVID-19 Positive case from San Carlos City. Also today, 24 individuals are quarantined in the different isolation facilities as Persons Under Monitoring or PUMs. In contrast, 44 PUMs completed today the 14-day quarantine without any medical incident, thus cleared to return to their families. Of the 24 new PUMs: 5 are OFWs from Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Panama and Japan; 17 Locally Stranded Individuals from Cebu City, Makati City, Manila, Pasig City, Dapitan City, Cavite and Siquijor and 2 Returning Overseas Filipinos from Norway and Mexico. Meanwhile, of the current 245 PUMs: 150 are in designated hotel facilities, 38 are in the community isolation center, while 57are in barangay isolation centers. None of the PUMs seen and examined by the City Health personnel has shown signs and symptoms of ILI.