The Local Government of Buhi, in an official Facebook post, reports eight COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, September 21.

Of the 8 confirmed cases , 6 has already recovered, and 2 has succumbed to death, the report said.

The report has also stated that there are 26 probable and 3 suspected COVID-19 cases as of September 21, 2020.

 “A probable case” of COVID 19 is: (a) a suspect case who has been tested for COVID-19 but the results are inconclusive; (b) a suspect case who has 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; and (c) a suspect case who has tested positive for IGG and IGM in Rapid Test,” the report clarifies.

“A suspect case of COVID-19 is: (a) 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; (b) 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; (c) 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 and (d) 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 a comorbidity or pre-existing illness; in high-risk pregnancy; a health worker,” the report added.

The report also explained that  “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 regardless of whether the person shows clinical signs and symptoms of COVID-19.”