TWO returning overseas Filipino workers (ROFs) and a locally stranded individual (LSI) tested positive for Sars-CoV-2 over the weekend, 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 180.
City Health Office Epidemiologist Dr. Joselito Retuya said all of the new Covid-19 cases are now staying at the Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facility.
The 178th case is a 26-year-old male LSI from Parañaque and a resident of Barangay Lapasan. The man worked as a service crew. He was not tested in Manila, Retuya said.
He arrived in Cagayan de Oro via plane on August 2. He was swabbed on August 7 and the result came out positive on August 8.
The 26-year-old man is asymptomatic and has no known comorbidity.
The 179th case is a 31-year-old female ROF from the Middle East and a resident of Barangay Mambuaya. She arrived in Manila on July 13 where she was swabbed and the result was negative.
Retuya said the woman stayed in a hotel in Manila from July 13 to 26 and was transferred to another hotel in Muntinlupa where he stayed from July 27 to August 1.
She arrived in Cagayan de Oro on August 2 via plane. She was swabbed on August 7 and the result came out positive on August 8.
The 31-year-old woman is asymptomatic and has no known comorbidity. The City Health Office has identified one close contact of the woman.
The 180th case is a 65-year-old female ROF from the United States and a resident of Barangay Kauswagan. She arrived in Manila on July 26.
The woman arrived in Cagayan de Oro on August 2 via plane and was swabbed on August 7. The result came out positive on August 9.
According to Retuya, the 31-year-old woman experienced colds and has postnasal drip, which were treated. The woman has also a comorbidity of hypertension diabetes mellitus and has also taken medication.
Acting City Health Officer Dr. Lorraine Nery said Cagayan de Oro has 58 active cases, of which five are outpatients and 53 are ROFs/LSIs.