CAGAYAN DE ORO

Cagayan de Oro's new Covid-19 cases are 2 LSIs, 1 local case

CAGAYAN DE ORO. Three new coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases were logged in Cagayan de Oro City, one of whom is a local case and two are locally stranded individuals (LSIs), City Health Office Epidemiologist Dr. Joselito Retuya reported on Wednesday, August 12. (Photo by City Information Office)

THREE new coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases were logged in Cagayan de Oro City, one of whom is a local case and two are locally stranded individuals (LSIs), City Health Office Epidemiologist Dr. Joselito Retuya reported on Wednesday, August 12, 2020.

The total number of confirmed cases in the city is now at 192.

The 190th case involves a 37-year-old female LSI from Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu and a resident of Barangay Kauswagan. Retuya said the woman is a missionary.

She arrived in Cagayan de Oro via sea travel on August 5 together with her sister and nephew. She was swabbed on August 10 and the result came out positive on August 11.

The woman is asymptomatic and has no known comorbidity. The City Health Office identified two close contacts of the woman, her sister and her nephew, both are retagged cases who tested positive for Covid-19.

The 37-year-old woman and her two close contacts are currently at the Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facility.

The 191st case is a 39-year-old female LSI from Mandaue City, Cebu and a resident of Barangay Agusan. She arrived in Cagayan de Oro on August 5 via sea travel.

She was swabbed on August 10 and the result came out positive on August 11.

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

The 192nd case is a 73-year-old female resident in Upper Carmen. According to Retuya, the woman, who has a home address in a municipality in Bukidnon, traveled to the said place in March together with her two grandchildren. She went back to Cagayan de Oro in July.

On August 9, the woman complained of a fever and on August 10 she had a cough. She was brought to the JR Borja General Hospital early morning of August 11 after she experienced difficulty in breathing. She was swabbed and the result came out positive around 1 p.m. on the same day.

However, past noon, the woman died.

The 73-year-old woman was diagnosed with acute respiratory failure type 1 secondary to community-acquired pneumonia. Her comorbidities include chronic kidney disease secondary to hypertension and diabetes mellitus nephropathy.

Retuya said the woman's remains were cremated around 2 p.m. on August 11.

The City Health Office identified 13 close contacts of the woman, five of whom are her direct family contacts and eight are personnel of JR Borja General Hospital. All of them are currently in the city isolation unit.

Purok 5, Zone 10 B, Upper Carmen was placed under localized containment.

The woman is the eighth Covid-19 death in the city and the fourth recorded death in Barangay Carmen.

The City Health Office has also registered three retagged cases, including the two close contacts of the 190th case.

All of the retagged cases are in the Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facility.

The first retagged case is a 47-year-old male Authorized Person Outside Residence (Apor) from Barangay Pardo, Cebu City. Retuya said he was in Cagayan de Oro due to work.

The man arrived in Cagayan de Oro via plane on August 5. He was swabbed on August 10 and the result came out positive on August 11.

He is asymptomatic and has no known comorbidity.

The second retagged case is a 41-year-old female missionary from Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu. Retuya said she is the sister of the 190th case.

She arrived in Cagayan de Oro on August 5 via sea travel. She was swabbed on August 10 and the result came out positive on August 11.

The woman is asymptomatic and has no known comorbidity.

The third retagged case is a four-year-old male who is the son of the second retagged case and the nephew of the 190th case in Cagayan de Oro. The boy's home address is in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu.

He arrived in Cagayan de Oro on August 5 via sea travel. He was swabbed on August 10 and the result came out positive on August 11.

Meanwhile, Cagayan de Oro recorded three new Covid-positive patients who were tagged as "recovered" after their repeat swab test result came out negative on August 11.

This brought the total number of recovered Covid-positive patients in the city to 118.

Recovered are a 25-year-old male LSI and a resident of Barangay Bonbon; a 19-year-old male LSI and a resident of Barangay Gusa; and a 34-year-old LSI and a resident of Barangay Tumpagon.

Acting City Health Officer Dr. Lorraine Nery said Cagayan de Oro's recovery rate is at 61.45 percent. The city has 66 active cases, of which are five outpatients and 61 are ROFs/LSIs.


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