Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan on May 29 said the town has recorded its first case of the coronavirus disease (COVID19).
The Benguet politiko said the patient is a New Bilibid Prison jail officer.
“It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that today I received a report from Dr Oliver Guadana that one individual from Proper, Ucab was found to be positive of COVID-19,” Palangdan said.
“The initial report is that he is a Jail Officer from New Bilibid Prison, Manila who initially tested negative from rapid testing before going home to Itogon. Positive COVID 19 swab test result just came in today from RITM,” he added.
Palangdan also said Barangay Ucab has been placed on lockdown.