One of the city’s 10 Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)-positive patients who is the first patient to contract the virus through local transmission has agreed to reveal his identity to facilitate the tracing of persons he had contact with and start their own quarantine protocols.
Joel Junsay, 52, a health worker of the City Health Services Office and resident of New Lucban barangay executed today an affidavit allowing his details to be made public to save the lives of persons he came in contact with.
He supported the latest move of the Mayor Benjie Magalong to reveal the identities of willing CoVID-19 patients to enhance transparency and hasten the city’s contact tracing system.
His test result showing positive COVID-19 infection was known today.
He said he developed signs and symptoms last March 12, 2020.
He had no travel history outside Baguio .
Magalong said Junsay was among those tested by the Huawei Artifical Intelligence CT scan analyzer being pioneered in the city two days ago and his infection was positively detected by the technology.
The AI findings enabled the city to immediately administer the necessary medical intervention for Junsay and at the same time launch contact tracing at an early time.
All those who had interaction with Junsay for the last 14 days starting on March 12 must get in touch with the CHSO. – Aileen P. Refuerzo