A total of 215 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in San Pedro Town, of which only one has officially been reported as ‘recovered’. The latest updates on the island are showing a significant decline in positive cases compared to weeks ago. This raises the question of whether the Ministry of Health is testing island residents. The MOH clarified that concern, stating that swabbing for samples continues to take place, but not as many as before.
The Director of Health Services Dr. Marvin Manzanero said that cases on the island are expected to start decreasing as it has been almost a month since cases spiked. He attributed the recent decline in positive cases to the flattening of the curve as the alleged peak of the disease is beginning to drop. He reminded asymptomatic patients to voluntarily quarantine and to stay away from other persons to mitigate any potential transmission. On the island, people have been complaining that when visiting the Mar de Tumbo flu clinic for testing, they are turned back. Manzanero said that they cannot test every single person and that at the moment only symptomatic, pregnant women and high-risk patients are being prioritized.Click here to read the rest of the article in the San Pedro Sun