Tuba mayor tests positive for Covid

BE SAFE EVERYONE. Tuba mayor Clarita Sal-ongan admitted today that she tested positive for Covid-19 and has been in isolation since last week and will continue to do so. She urged Tuba folks to be extra careful and always observe the minimum health protocol. Here, mayor Sal-ongan after a mass held at the Shrine of Brown Madonna in Tadiangan, Tuba inn 2019. Pigeon Lobien photo

Tuba mayor Clarita Sal-ongan admitted on Monday that she tested positive for Covid-19.

“It is with heavy heart that I announce that I tested positive for Covid-19,” Sal-ongan said in a statement and posted on the PIO – Benguet Facebook page.

Sal-ongan was swabbed on Friday, April 16, and the result came out Sunday afternoon.

The mayor has been in isolation since last week and with her positive result, she will continue to do so.

“I solicit your prayers and hope for a fast recovery,” she added.

The mayor, one of the three who tested positive from the town on Sunday night, urged Tuba folks to observe and practice the minimum health requirement.

The Office of the Municipal mayor will be closed today and tomorrow (April 19 and 20) for disinfection as leadership is turned over to vice mayor Maria Carantes until the return of Sal-ongan.

She is the second chief executive from the Baguio-La Trinidad-Itogon-Sablan-Tuba-Tublay area to test positive after mayor Benjamin Magalong.

On Sunday, the PIO-Benguet reported 63 new cases in the province of which 41 came from La Trinidad, five each from Itogon and Tublay, four from Mankayan, two from Buguias and Kibungan and one from Bakun.

Benguet has 924 active cases and 6,951 confirmed cases, the second most in the region after Baguio.

Total Covid-related deaths in Benguet is 143, second also to Baguio which has 175. The region has logged 390 Covid deaths from the 26,691 confirmed cases.



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