CAGAYAN DE ORO

7 new local Covid-19 cases recorded in Cagayan de Oro

CAGAYAN de Oro has logged seven new coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases, all of whom are local cases, City Health Office Epidemiologist Dr. Joselito Retuya reported Tuesday, September 15.

This brought the total number of confirmed cases in the city to 483.

According to Acting City Health Officer Dr. Lorraine Nery, one of the seven new cases is a close contact of a previously confirmed case and one is a local Authorized Person Outside Residence (Apor).

The 477th case is a 34-year-old male resident of Barangay Tablon. He is a private company employee who was exposed to his father, who is the 372nd case, the 68-year-old man from Barangay Tablon.

The 34-year-old man was in isolation in his home on September 5 and was swabbed on September 11 in a private testing center. The result came out positive on September 13.

The City Health Office identified six workplace contacts who were all swabbed and tested negative.

The 478th case is an 85-year-old male resident of Barangay Lapasan. He

experienced fever, body malaise and shortness of breathing on September 12. He was admitted in a private hospital.

The man was swabbed and the result came out positive on September 14. He is set to be transferred to the Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC). The City Health Office identified 15 close contacts.

The 479th case is a 52-year-old male resident of a gated subdivision in Barangay Carmen. He experienced throat discomfort on September 10 and was admitted in a private hospital on September 11. He also had a fever.

The man was swabbed and the result came out positive on September 14. He is set to be transferred to the Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facility.

The City Health Office identified three direct household contacts, all are asymptomatic and are set to be transferred to the city isolation unit.

The 480th case is a 66-year-old male resident of Barangay Lapasan. He sought consultation and was admitted to the JR Borja General Hospital on September 12. He had an on and off fever and cough two weeks before he was admitted.

On September 12, the man experienced epigastric pain and difficulty in breathing. He was swabbed and the result came out positive on September 14. He is set to be transferred to the NMMC.

The 481st case is an 83-year-old male resident of Barangay Pagatpat. He had an onset of cough on September 6 and was admitted at the JR Borja General Hospital on September 11 due to generalized weakness and loss of appetite.

The man was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease secondary to hypertensive nephropathy related to community-acquired pneumonia (high risk). He was transferred to the NMMC where he was intubated and swabbed. The result came out positive.

He died in the early morning of Monday, September 14. His remains were cremated around 11 a.m. of the same day.

The 482nd case is a 94-year-old female resident of Barangay 35. He experienced cough and fever on September 10 and was admitted at the NMMC. The man was swabbed and the result came out positive on September 14.

According to Retuya, the woman's house is located near the contained area in Barangay 35.

The 483rd case is a 36-year-old female resident of Zone 6, Barangay Tablon. She is a healthcare worker at the NMMC who experienced symptoms on the last day of her duty.

The woman was swabbed and the result came out positive on September 14. She is currently at the NMMC and is set to be transferred to the Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facility.

Cagayan de Oro has 188 active cases, 15 of whom are admitted at the NMMC, 111 are outpatients, and 62 are ROFs/LSIs.


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