66 contacts of Covid-19 patient from Cebu traced

A TOTAL of 66 individuals were traced as close contacts of the 49-year-old woman who tested positive for coronavirus, Emergency Operations Center head Dr. Lorraine Nery reported on Monday, June 1.

Of the 66, 58 are the co-passengers, while eight are the responders who facilitated in the transfer of the woman at the Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC) from the city isolation unit (CIU).

Nery said only two of the 58 co-passengers are from Cagayan de Oro City, while the 56 others are bound for Davao.

Two Kagay-anon close contact, at present, have mild acute respiratory illness (ARI) symptoms and will be swabbed and tested on Monday.

The eight responders, despite wearing their PPEs during the transfer, are staying at the CIU for their 14-day quarantine.

The city's Emergency Operation Center is also investigating and validating the reports of two individuals who were tested positive for the novel coronavirus using rapid diagnostic testing.

Nery said they received a report of a person who tested positive upon entering the Davao region. The individual, she added, was sent back to Cagayan de Oro.

The other confirmed case via rapid test is a 41-year-old, a locally stranded individual in Cagayan de Oro, who went back to Agusan del Sur. The person was reported as a confirmed case there.

Meanwhile, a total of 34 new arrivals arrived in the city over the weekend, 14 of whom are overseas Filipino workers and 19 locally stranded individuals.


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