Masbate BM Arevalo: We are not testing enough

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Masbate Senior Provincial Board Member Jason Arevalo said that the country is not testing enough amid the record shattering COVID-19 infections today.

“The only practical import on this staggering number of new active cases, over 22,000+ of them today, which may not even be the real picture, is this: we are not testing enough,” he said.

The DOH logged 22,366 infections today, the highest one-day count to be ever recorded.

Positivity rate, meanwhile, is at 27.5%.

“The human vectors are roaming around, unknowingly spreading this virus to countless more,” said Arevalo.

“Makes anyone think just how many testing kits could have been bought and contact tracers hired with those unspent, unaccounted billions of pesos in pandemic funds,” he added.

Total confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country now stood at 1,976,202.