TWO locally stranded individuals (LSIs) have tested positive for Sars-CoV-2, making them the new coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases in Cagayan de Oro.
This brought the total number of confirmed cases in the city to 177.
City Health Office Epidemiologist Dr. Joselito Retuya said all of the new Covid-positive cases are asymptomatic and have no known comorbidity.
The two Covid patients are currently staying at the Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facility.
The 176th case is a 23-year-old male LSI from Dasmariñas, Cavite and a resident of Barangay Carmen. He arrived in Cagayan de Oro on July 30 via plane and was swabbed on August 6. The result came out positive on August 7.
Retuya said they identified seven close contacts, some of whom are already in the city isolation unit.
He added that two of the 23-year-old man's close contacts are the 172nd (29-year-old male LSI from Dasmariñas, Cavite and a resident of Barangay Agusan) and 173rd (30-year-old male LSI from Dasmariñas, Cavite and a resident of Barangay Tablon) cases.
The 177th case is a 37-year-old male LSI from Tagbilaran, Bohol and a resident of Barangay Gusa. He arrived in Cagayan de Oro via sea travel on August 1.
The man was swabbed on August 6 and the result came out positive on August 7.
The City Health Office has also recorded two new Covid-positive patients who were tagged as "recovered" after their repeat swab test result came out negative on August 7.
Recovered are a 51-year-old female LSI from Manila and a resident of Barangay Macabalan; and a 22-year-old male returning overseas Filipino worker (ROF) and a resident of Barangay Balulang.
At present, Cagayan de Oro registered 55 active cases, of which five are outpatients and 50 are ROFs/LSIs.