Per the announcement of Dr. Jose Llacuna Jr., Regional Director of DOH-Caraga, during today's briefing, the 9 swab samples sent to the Southern Philippines Medical Center in Davao City were tested negative of the COVID-19 case.

Six (6) patients were confined at the Caraga Regional Hospital in Surigao City while three (3) were from Adela Serra Ty Memorial Hospital in Surigao del Sur. "We're happy to announce that none were positive of COVID-19," he said.

Dr. Llacuna urged everyone in the region to continuously cooperate with the government in its effort to avert the spread of the dreaded coronavirus (COVID-19) disease. He further called on all Caraganons to follow precautionary measures for the region to remain as COVID-19-Free.

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Source: PIA Caraga