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first_imgThe facility being built on a 759.6 square-meter lot has two isolation buildings and four buildings for persons under investigation. San Carlos City in Negros Occidental is building its own facility for coronavirus disease 2019 in the vicinity of the city’s sports complex in Barangay Rizal. According to Mayor Renato Gustilo, they decided to construct one with a budget of P10 million as they can no longer use schools as quarantine facilities when classes start. SAN CARLOS CITY, NEG. OCC.-LGU INFORMATION PAGE Mayor Renato Gustilo said on Wednesday the city government decided to have one as school buildings can no longer be used as quarantine facilities once classes start. “The Phase 1 of the temporary COVID-19 facility is almost finished,” said the mayor.He inspected the construction site on July 27. San Carlos City has 21 confirmed cases as of Tuesday and recorded this province’s first COVID-19 death recently. He was confined in the Intensive Care Unit of a tertiary government hospital in this city, it added. Investigation of the Local Contact Tracing Team headed by the City Health Office showed that the patient was brought to San Carlos City Hospital on July 20. The patient was intubated and stabilized before he was referred to a hospital here on July 22. The fatality was a 77-year-old man from Barangay 6 who succumbed to complications around 5:50 p.m. on Monday, the city government said on its Facebook post. The fatality worked as ferry boat captain of a shipping line operating across the ports of San Carlos City and Toledo City in Cebu. (With a report from PNA/PN) Project engineer Jasper John Lampute said the construction is now 80 percent complete. The COVID-19 facility is being funded through the city’s 20 percent development fund under the construction development of the hospital/anti-COVID-19 program. On July 24, his reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction test yielded a positive result. BACOLOD City – The City of San Carlos in this province is constructing its own coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) facility in the vicinity of the city’s sports complex in Barangay Rizal with a budget of P10 million.last_img read more