2 new Covid-19 cases in Oro are stranded persons from Cebu

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ANOTHER two locally stranded individuals (LSIs) from Cebu are the latest coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases in Cagayan de Oro, City Health Office Epidemiologist Dr. Joselito Retuya reported on Monday, June 22, 2020.

This brought the total number of Covid-positive cases in Cagayan de Oro to 26.

One of them is a 55-year-old female resident of Barangay Pagatpat, Cagayan de Oro City who was stranded in Talisay City, Cebu due to the lockdown while she and her children were on a vacation.

The woman arrived in Cagayan de Oro on June 13 and underwent a rapid diagnostic test and was swabbed on June 19 in the city isolation unit. The result came out on June 20 and read positive.

Retuya said the woman remained asymptomatic at present and was transferred on Sunday night, June 21, to the city isolation unit for Covid-positive patients.

A total of 11 close contacts were identified, all of whom were her co-passengers.

The other new Covid-positive case is a 63-year-old male seafarer from Iponan, this city who has been stranded in Cebu since April 29. He was under quarantine until June 10 and was able to get on board a ship going to Cagayan de Oro on June 11.

He underwent a rapid diagnostic test and was swabbed at the city isolation unit on June 18. The result came out positive on June 20.

At present, the 63-year-old man is asymptomatic and was transferred to the city isolation unit for Covid-positive patients.

Retuya said they were able to identify 25 close contacts, all co-passengers of the 63-year-old man.

Of the 25 co-passengers, four are from Cagayan de Oro, five from Misamis Oriental, 10 from Davao del Sur, two from General Santos, two Manolo Fortich, and two from Sarangani province.

Retuya said three of the four co-passengers from Cagayan de Oro have already been contacted and have not shown any signs or symptoms of the virus.


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