ACTING City Health Officer Dr. Lorraine Nery said Thursday, September 24, that the number of local cases in Cagayan de Oro has outnumbered the total cases involving locally stranded individuals (LSIs) and returning overseas Filipino workers (ROFs).
For the past several months, the major bulk of Covid-19 cases in the city has been under the LSI/ROF category.
However, as of September 23, the Covid-19 Emergency Operations Center in Cagayan de Oro has recorded 325 local cases (50.62 percent) and 317 cases of LSIs/ROFs (49.38 percent).
Of the 325 local cases, 185 are active cases, 29 are dead, 93 have recovered and 18 are currently admitted at the Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC).
City Health Office Epidemiologist Dr. Joselito Retuya said that Authorized Persons Outside Residence (Apors) should exert extra effort to disinfect themselves as most of the local cases in the city are persons aged under the working category.
Mayor Oscar Moreno, for his part, said the public should take both personal and collective responsibility to protect themselves from Covid-19 through strict observance of the minimum public health protocols.
"I don't think that's too much to ask kay the life that you save is not only your own but also the life of your loved ones," Moreno said.
"Ang level of quarantine will not drive away the virus. Dili man gatoo ang virus sa quarantine pero ang pinakakontra virus is kung dili sya matakod," he added.