Kin of Oro's 1st Covid patient under home quarantine

THE family of the 71-year-old Cagayan de Oro resident who tested positive for coronavirus disease (Covid-19) is under home quarantine, the City Health Office (CHO) reported.

Dr. Rachel Dilla of the CHO said Wednesday afternoon, March 25, that they were able to trace the family of the Covid-19 positive Kagay-anon and checked them for any symptoms of the virus.

The CHO has also disinfected the house of the family, she added.

The 71-year-old man was an asymptomatic patient, or a patient without symptoms, who was immediately admitted at the Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC) when he arrived in Cagayan de Oro on March 12.

He was discharged from the hospital prior to the release of his test result and was placed under a 14-day home quarantine without any contact with his family, Dilla said.

"Nag-uli sya sa ilang balay. Ma-discharge gani ka gikan sa balay, ipa-quarantine gyapon ka. Another 14 days," Dilla said. "Dayon, pag-abot sa balay, gipa diretso gyud sya sa iyang kwarto. Wala gyud silay contact [with family members]. Dili gyud sya mogawas sa iyang kwarto, gi-lock man nila ang iyang kwarto."

The patient was admitted back to the NMMC following the result of his test. He is now in stable condition, said Dilla.

"Ang pasyente wala man sya'y symptoms," Dilla said.

Dilla also reminded the public to stay at home, especially the elderly and people with co-morbidities.

"Ang ato ra gyung mahimo batok ani nga sakit is home quarantine, puyo sa balay. Kay duna kay simtomas, and then that's the time that you seek consult. Pero naa ra man ka sa balay, kung naa man sa imo ang sakit, gamay ra imo matakdan," Dilla said.

The 71-year-old man is one of the three new confirmed cases in Northern Mindanao. The other two are from Marawi City and currently admitted at the Amai Pakpak Medical Center.

The Kagay-anon had a travel history from Manila on March 7. He has pre-existing conditions, such as hypertension, benign hyperplasia, and chronic cardiac diseases.


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