MANILA - The House of Representatives on Tuesday reported a new case of COVID-19 among its staffers, raising the tally of its infected workers to 34.
The patient is a male employee from the Engineering Department, House Secretary General Jose Luis Montales said in a statement.
He tested positive on July 27 when he underwent rapid antibody test as part of the State of the Nation Address screening protocol.
His RT-PCR test confirmed he is positive for COVID-19.
Prior to July 27, he reported for work on July 20, 21 and 26.
Montales said contact tracing is ongoing.
- With a report from RG Cruz, ABS-CBN News