Occidental Mindoro has reported an all-time high of 26 new confirmed COVID-19 cases.

The Occidental Mindoro COVID-19 Task Force, in an announcement late Friday on official Facebook page, said that the 26 new COVID-19 cases were construction workers from a Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) project in Magsaysay town.

“26 out of 51 construction workers in an ongoing DPWH project located in Magsaysay tested positive for COVID-19,” the statement said.

The laborers were tested as part of mandatory testing before they were allowed to return to work.

They were placed under isolation after the Provincial Health Office (PHO) received the results from the Philippine Red Cross.

Contact tracing has started and the patients will undergo a repeat swab test after 14 days.

The Occidental Mindoro province has now recorded a total of 36 COVID-19 cases.