Cagayan de Oro logs new single-day high in Covid-19 cases

CAGAYAN DE ORO. City Health Office on Saturday, October 24, reported 62 additional coronavirus infections in Cagayan de Oro, bringing the total number of coronavirus disease cases in the city to 1,434. (Photo by City Information Office)

THE City Health Office reported on Saturday, October 24, 62 additional cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Cagayan de Oro, a new single-day high, bringing the total number of infections to 1,434.

Of the 62 new confirmed cases, 41 are persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) and 21 are local cases.

According to Acting City Health Officer Dr. Lorraine Nery, seven of the 21 new local cases are close contacts of previously confirmed cases and one is a local Authorized Person Outside Residence (Apor).

Of the 1,434 total Covid-19 cases in the city, 351 are under the returning overseas Filipino workers/locally stranded individuals (ROFs/LSIs) category and 1,083 cases are local transmissions.

Cagayan de Oro has recorded 469 active cases, 30 of whom are admitted to the Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC), 430 are outpatients and nine are ROFs/LSIs.

The city also registered 11 coronavirus-positive persons who are now tagged as "recovered" after their repeat swab test result came out negative on Friday, October 23.

This brought the total number of recoveries to 902.

Of the figure, 248 are LSIs, 93 are ROFs, and 561 are local cases (community: 415; Apor: 146).

The number of Covid-19 deaths in the city is now at 63.


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