The Local Government of Buhi (LGU-Buhi) on Tuesday reported six (6) cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) infections.

Of the confirmed cases, five (5) have recovered, and one(1) died, the report said.

The LGU-Buhi also reported ten(10) suspects and 0 probable.

LGU-Buhi also explained that the following may be considered a “ suspect, probable and confirmed cases” of COVID-19 quoting Rappler as their source:

Suspect case

  1. A person with severe acute respiratory illness – fever of 38°C or higher, cough or sore throat, shortness of breath, and may even include severe pneumonia – whose cause is undetermined prior to testing for the coronavirus.
  2. A person with influenza-like illness – fever of 38°C or higher, and cough or sore throat – and who lives in or has traveled to an area that reported local transmission of the coronavirus during the 14 days prior to the onset of symptoms.
  3. A person with influenza-like illness and has had contact with a confirmed or probable case (see definition of “probable case”) of COVID-19 in the two days prior to the onset of that confirmed/probable case’s illness or before that confirmed/probable case showed negative on repeat testing.
  4. A person with fever or cough or shortness of breath or other respiratory symptoms and is one of the following: 60 years old or older; with comorbidity or pre-existing illness; in high-risk pregnancy; a health worker

Probable case

  1. Tested for COVID-19, but the results are inconclusive.
  2. Tested positive for COVID-19 but the test was not conducted in a national or subnational coronavirus reference laboratory, or an officially accredited laboratory for confirmatory testing. 
  3. Tested positive for IGG and IGM in Rapid Test.

Confirmed case

A person may be considered a “confirmed case” of COVID-19 only if they were tested at a national or subnational reference laboratory, or at a DOH-certified laboratory testing facility. This is regardless of whether the person shows clinical signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

          Meanwhile, there are 208 people under monitoring, 25 of it inside the LGU facility, while the remaining 183 is undergoing home quarantine, the report further said.