CAGAYAN DE ORO

Cagayan de Oro logs 2 new Covid-19 cases, 3 recoveries

A LOCALLY stranded individual (LSI) and a returning overseas Filipino worker (ROF) are the new coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases in Cagayan de Oro, City Health Office Epidemiologist Dr. Joselito Retuya reported on Friday, August 14.

This brought the total number of confirmed cases in the city to 194.

Retuya said both of the new Covid-positive patients are currently at the Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facility.

The 193rd case is a 27-year-old female LSI from Cebu and a resident of Barangay Lapasan. She arrived in Cagayan de Oro on August 5 via sea travel.

The woman was swabbed on August 12 and the result came out positive on August 13. She is asymptomatic and has no known comorbidity.

The City Health Office identified three close contacts of the woman, all of whom are in the city isolation unit and have their RT-PCR test result negative.

The 194th case is a 44-year-old male ROF and a resident of Barangay Bonbon. He arrived in NAIA on July 30 where he was swabbed and the result came out negative on August 5.

Retuya said the man stayed in a hotel in Pasig City while waiting for the result of his swab test.

He arrived in Cagayan de Oro via plane on August 8 and was swabbed on August 12. The result came out positive on August 13.

The man is asymptomatic and has no known comorbidity.

The City Health Office has also recorded three new Covid-positive patients who were tagged as "recovered" after their repeat swab test came out negative, bringing the total number of recoveries to 123.

Recovered were a 40-year-old female LSI from Malate, Manila and a resident of Barangay Puntod; a 28-year-old male LSI from Quezon City and a resident of Barangay Carmen; and a 32-year-old male Authorized Person Outside Residence (Apor) and a resident of Barangay Lumbia.

Meanwhile, Acting City Health Officer Dr. Lorraine Nery said 82.5 percent or 160 ROFs and LSIs comprised the largest bulk of Covid-19 positive cases in Cagayan de Oro.

The 17.5 percent or 34 cases are tagged as local transmission.

Of the 160 Covid-positive ROFs/LSIs, 101 have recovered from the virus and 59 are still undergoing mandatory quarantine at the Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facility.

Among the local cases, only four patients are in city-run quarantine facilities, 22 have recovered, and eight have died.

At present, Cagayan de Oro has 63 active cases, four of which are outpatients and 59 are ROFs/LSIs.


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