CAGAYAN DE ORO

10 more persons test positive for virus in Oro

TEN persons have tested positive for coronavirus disease (Covid-19), three of whom are locally stranded individuals (LSIs) and seven are local cases, City Health Office Epidemiologist Dr. Joselito Retuya reported on Thursday, September 17.

This brought the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the city to 507.

Acting City Health Officer Dr. Lorraine Nery said of the seven local cases, three are local Authorized Persons Outside Residence (Apors) who are close contacts of previously confirmed Covid-19 patients.

The 498th case is a 27-year-old male LSI from Quiapo, Manila and a resident of Barangay Puntod. He arrived in Cagayan de Oro via plane on September 6 and was immediately brought to the city isolation unit upon arrival.

The man was swabbed on September 10 and the result came out positive on September 16. He is asymptomatic and has no known comorbidity. He is set to be transferred to the Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facility.

The 499th case is a nine-year-old male LSI from Malabon and a resident of Barangay Carmen. He arrived in Cagayan de Oro via plane on September 9 and was immediately brought to the city isolation unit upon arrival.

The boy was swabbed on September 11 and the result came out positive. He is set to be transferred to the Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facility. He will be accompanied by his father.

The 500th case is a five-year-old male LSI from Tacloban and a resident of Barangay Carmen. He traveled to Cagayan de Oro riding a public utility van and was immediately brought to the city isolation unit upon arrival in the city.

According to Retuya, the boy and his family went to Tacloban in February 2020.

The boy was swabbed on September 11 and the result came out positive on September 16. He is asymptomatic and has no known comorbidity. The City Health Office identified three close contacts.

The 501st case is a 30-year-old female local Apor residing in Barangay Patag. She was exposed to a Covid-positive patient in Butuan City. She underwent quarantine in Butuan on September 5 and went back to Cagayan de Oro on September 7 via a private van.

The woman developed symptoms on September 12 and on September 13 she experienced difficulty in breathing. She sought consultation and was admitted in a public hospital in Camp Evangelista.

She underwent a rapid diagnostic test and was swabbed. The result came out positive on September 16. The City Health Office identified one close contact, the husband of the woman.

The 502nd case is a 59-year-old male resident of Barangay Lapasan. He was admitted in a private hospital and was scheduled for an operation. He was swabbed and the result came out positive on September 16. His operation was put on hold.

The man is set to be transferred to the Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facility. The City Health Office identified two household contacts, both of them are asymptomatic.

The 503rd case is a 83-year-old female resident of Barangay Camaman-an. She was admitted to a private hospital due to shortness of breathing. She was swabbed on September 15 and the result came out positive on September 16.

The woman is currently admitted at the Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC). The City Health Office identified four close contacts.

The 504th case is a 39-year-old male resident of Barangay Carmen. He was swabbed voluntarily as a work requirement in their company on September 14. The result came out positive on September 16.

The man is set to be transferred to the Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facility. The City Health Office identified four household contacts, all of them are set to be transferred to the city isolation unit.

The 505th case is a 36-year-old female local Apor residing in Barangay Canitoan. She is a healthcare worker who was exposed to the 461st and 424th cases. Her last day of duty was on September 11.

The 461st case is a 42-year-old female healthcare worker from a gated community in Upper Balulang, and the 424th case is a 66-year-old male from a gated community in Barangay Gusa.

The 36-year-old woman had a fever on September 12. She was swabbed in a private hospital on September 14 and the result came out positive on September 16.

She is currently admitted in the said private hospital. The City Health Office identified three household contacts.

The 506th case is a 46-year-old female local Apor residing in Barangay Gusa. She is a healthcare worker in NMMC who was exposed to the 361st and 366th cases.

The 361st case is a 30-year-old male local Apor, and the 366th case is a 29-year-old female local Apor from Barangay Patag.

The 46-year-old woman's last day of exposure was on September 2. She had a fever, cough and colds on September 11. She was swabbed on September 12 and the result came out positive.

She was admitted at the NMMC and to be transferred to the city's Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facility. The City Health Office identified two household contacts of the woman.

The 507th case is a 67-year-old male resident of Barangay Carmen. According to Retuya, the man was brought to the JR Borja General Hospital due to head trauma. He was referred to the NMMC where he was swabbed on September 12. The result came out positive.

He is currently admitted at the NMMC. The City Health Office identified five household contacts who are all asymptomatic and are set to be transferred to the city isolation unit.

Cagayan de Oro has 176 active cases, 17 of whom are admitted at the NMMC, 105 are outpatients and 54 are ROFs/LSIs.


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