The mayor of Salinas, Karilyn Bonilla Colón, announced today that the municipality will begin to track down positive cases of coronavirus to prevent the spread of the disease.
“Since April 6 we have been administering rapid tests in alliance with the medical group Sur Med and from Monday, July 20, we began this new stage of work. We have already hired an epidemiologist and a team of investigators and tracing that will be established at the Parcelas Vázquez Community clinic in Salinas, "Bonilla Colón said in written statements.
Bonilla Colón added that officers daily Sur Med doctors will provide the municipal team with the confidential list of COVID-19 positive patients to follow up on each case. "They will interview the person regarding their symptoms, where they have been and with whom they have shared, all in a professional environment of trust and strict confidentiality," he said.
On the other hand, the mayor indicated that at the moment, of the total of 12 cases registered in Salinas, there are nine recovered, one deceased and two convalescing.
“We urge citizens to be tested for COVID-19, it is free. We also have to continue to strengthen sanitation measures. In the case of businesses, we are going to be very strict with the fulfillment of the executive order and our Municipal Police will make interventions together with the state . We are working together to end the pandemic, "said the mayor.
Bonilla Colón mentioned that this municipal proposal, at a cost of $ 234,318 will be defrayed with federal funds through the Department of Health until November 30, with a view to extending it if necessary.
The tracking service will be offered from Monday to Friday from 6:00 in the morning to 10:00 at night and on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm .
For more information, you can call 939-270-8435 .