CAGAYAN DE ORO

Cagayan de Oro logs 3 new Covid-19 cases, 1 retagged case

CAGAYAN DE ORO. City Health Office Epidemiologist Dr. Joselito Retuya. (Photo by the City Information Office)

CAGAYAN de Oro has logged three new coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases, all of whom are locally stranded individuals (LSIs), bringing the total number of coronavirus infections in the city to 143.

City Health Office Epidemiologist Dr. Joselito Retuya said all of the new Covid-positive cases were immediately brought to the city isolation unit upon arrival. They are set to be transferred to the Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facility.

The 141st case is a 54-year-old male LSI from Malate, Manila and a resident of Barangay Bugo. He went through the rapid diagnostic test in Manila on July 13.

The man arrived in Cagayan de Oro via plane on July 19. He was swabbed on July 28 and the result came out positive on July 29.

Retuya said the 54-year-old man is asymptomatic, but he has known spinal injury.

The 142nd case is a 31-year-old male LSI from Mactan, Cebu and a resident of Barangay Patag. He arrived in Cagayan de Oro via plane on July 22 and was swabbed on July 28.

The man had a sore throat on the day before he was swabbed. The swab test result came out positive on July 29.

The 31-year-old man is also asthmatic, Retuya said.

The 143rd case is a 46-year-old male, LSI from Malate, Manila and a resident of Barangay Bayabas. He went through the rapid diagnostic test in Manila on July 17 and the result was negative.

He arrived in Cagayan de Oro via plane on July 19. He was swabbed on July 28 and the result came out positive on July 29.

The man is asymptomatic and has no known comorbidity.

The City Health Office also recorded a Covid-positive case that was retagged to Quezon City.

The retagged case involves an Authorized Person Outside Residence (Apor) whose home address is in Quezon City.

According to Retuya, the retagged case is a plumbing engineer who has lived in Manila since February 2020. He arrived in Cagayan de Oro on July 21 via plane and was swabbed on July 27. The result came out positive on July 28.

The Apor is asymptomatic and has no known comorbidity. He is set to be transferred to the Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facility.


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