June 10, 2020

First COVID-19 Positive Case Recorded In Lagawe, Ifugao

The first COVID-19 positive case has been recorded in the town of Lagawe in Ifugao. According to initial reports, the patient is a male overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who came from Dubai in the Middle East. He arrived in Lagawe on June 7, 2020.

He was placed at the Municipal Community Quarantine Facility. A rapid test was done and he was found out to be reactive. He was swabbed and the town received the results of the test on Wednesday (June 10).

The patient is stable and being closely monitored by the town's health services. Contract tracing is also being conducted at the moment.

Because of the development, the town is calling on residents to stay at home and avoid physical interaction with people. The town has released an advisory today.