CAGAYAN DE ORO

Covid-19 cases in Cagayan de Oro now at 100

THE total number of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases in Cagayan de Oro has reached 100, as a returning overseas Filipino worker (ROF) and a locally stranded individual (LSI) tested positive for the virus.

City Health Office Epidemiologist Dr. Joselito Retuya said the two new cases were brought to the city isolation unit upon their arrival in Cagayan de Oro.

At present, they are at the Temporary Treatment and Monitoring facility.

The 99th case involves a 19-year-old school bus conductor who is an LSI from Quezon City and a resident of Barangay Mambuaya.

The patient arrived in the city via sea travel on July 7 and was swabbed on July 12. The result came out positive on July 14.

The City Health Office has identified two close contacts of the patient: one is in Misamis Oriental and the other is in Quezon City.

The 100th case is a 27-year-old male ROF from the Middle East and a resident of Barangay Gusa.

According to Retuya, the man arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on June 21 where he was swabbed and tested positive. He spent a week of quarantine in Pasay City and was transferred to the New Clark City Facility for another week.

Another swab was taken on July 1 and the result came out negative. He arrived at the Laguindingan Airport on July 7. He was swabbed on July 12 and the test, which came out on July 14, yielded positive result.

Meanwhile, an Authorized Person Outside Residence (Apor), identified as a pilot from Cebu, has tested positive for Sars-CoV-2. The Apor has a permanent address in Butuan City.

The pilot was swabbed on July 13 and the result came out positive on July 14. At present, he is staying at the Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facility.

The City Health Office identified one close contact with moderate to high risk of exposure and 10 close contacts with low risk of exposure.


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