City Health: 6 persons test negative for coronavirus

THE City Health Office (CHO) said six individuals in Cagayan de Oro and Misamis Oriental have tested negative for the new virus that causes the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).

CHO head Dr. Lorraine Nery said swab results from the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) arrived Wednesday, May 20, and showed negative results for a 23-year-old female from Barangay Bugo; a 26-year-old health worker from the Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC); a 37-year-old employee of the CHO; a 76-year-old from Cagayan de Oro; a 72-year-old from Manticao, Misamis Oriental; and an 84-year-old male from Alubijid, Misamis Oriental.

The NMMC also reported three new admissions as of May 20: a 57-year-old female from outside Cagayan de Oro, who was admitted due to complaints of shortness of breath and community acquired pneumonia; an 83-year-old male admitted due to shortness of breath and community acquired pneumonia-high risk; and a 65-year-old female from outside Cagayan de Oro with complaints of shortness of breathing, community acquired pneumonia-high risk, and has coronary artery disease.

All of them are still for swabbing.

Meanwhile, NMMC medical officer Dr. Bernard Rocha said they have yet to start their Covid-19 testing.

"Currently, we are still waiting for the certificate of proficiency from the RITM so we can already start testing," he said.


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