CAGAYAN DE ORO

Cagayan de Oro Covid-19 cases rise to 165

SIX new coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases were recorded in Cagayan de Oro City, one of whom is a local case and five are locally stranded individuals (LSIs), City Health Office Epidemiologist Dr. Joselito Retuya reported on Tuesday, August 4.

The total number of confirmed cases in the city is now at 165.

The 160th case involves a 33-year-old male LSI from Mandaue, Cebu and a resident of Barangay Macasandig. He arrived in Cagayan de Oro via plane on July 26 and was swabbed on August 1.

His swab test result came out positive on August 3. The man is asymptomatic and is known asthmatic.

At present, he is staying at the Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facility.

The 161st case is a 22-year-old male LSI from Parañaque City and a resident of Barangay Pagatpat. He arrived in Cagayan de Oro on July 24 via plane and was swabbed on August 1. The result came out positive on August 3.

The man is asymptomatic and has no known comorbidity. He is currently staying at the Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facility.

The 162nd case is a 27-year-old male LSI from Biñan, Laguna and a resident of Barangay Kauswagan. He arrived in Cagayan de Oro on July 27 via sea travel. He was swabbed on August 1 and the result came out positive on August 3.

According to Retuya, the man has had a cold since July 27, but he has no known comorbidity.

The City Health Office has identified three close contacts of the man, all of whom have tested negative for the virus and are currently in the city isolation unit.

The 163rd case is a 57-year-old male LSI from Antipolo, Manila and a resident of Barangay Cugman. He arrived in Cagayan de Oro on July 27 via sea travel and was swabbed on August 1. The result came out positive on August 3.

The man is asymptomatic and has no known comorbidity. He is currently at the Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facility.

The 164th case is a 29-year-old female LSI from Makati and a resident of Barangay Lapasan. She arrived in Cagayan de Oro on July 27 via sea travel. She was swabbed on August 1 and the result came out positive on August 3.

The woman is asymptomatic and has no known comorbidity. She is currently staying at the Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facility.

The City Health Office identified two close contacts, her husband and child. Both are in the city isolation unit, at present.

The 165th case is a 75-year-old female resident of a gated community in Barangay Lumbia. According to Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC) medical specialist Dr. Bernard Rocha, the woman experienced fever for three days and has trouble urinating. She was also self-medicating.

Rocha said the woman's symptoms worsened and she experienced shortness of breathing a day before she was admitted to a private hospital.

She was intubated and was swabbed on August 2. Her swab test result came out positive on Monday, August 3.

The woman was transferred to the NMMC around 8 p.m. Monday and was admitted to the hospital's emergency room already in critical condition.

Her diagnosis was acute respiratory distress syndrome (severe) secondary to her Covid-19 infection, community-acquired pneumonia (high risk), and hypertensive cardiovascular disease.

She was the first patient that was given the Remdesivir drug, but she died at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 4.

According to Retuya, there were initial reports that the woman traveled to a municipality in Lanao del Sur and that she was visited by people from Lanao del Sur in July.

The reports are still being verified at present, Retuya said.

The woman was living together with her two grandchildren. Retuya said contact tracing is still ongoing.


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