TWO residents of Cagayan de Oro City who tested positive for the novel coronavirus died over the weekend, bringing the total of Covid-19 deaths in the city to 65, a health official said.
The two Covid-19 deaths are both local cases, the 1,445th and 1,446th cases, who died while still admitted in the hospital, City Health Epidemiologist Dr. Joselito Retuya reported on Monday, October 26.
The 1,445th case and the 64th death is a 91-year-old female resident of Barangay Consolacion. She was admitted at the JR Borja General Hospital on October 17. She was swabbed on October 18 and the result came out positive.
The woman, however, died on October 22 and her remains were buried on the same day.
The 1,446th case and the 65th death is a 64-year-old male resident of Barangay Lumbia. He had an onset of shortness of breath on October 14. He was brought to the Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC) on October 22 due to an asthma attack and was admitted in the said hospital. He was swabbed and the result came out positive.
The man, according to Retuya, died around 4 a.m. on October 23. The City Health Office identified four direct contacts.
The two Covid-19 deaths were among the 46 new confirmed cases recorded in Cagayan de Oro as of October 25. The total number of Covid-19 cases in the city is now at 1,480.
Cagayan de Oro has 486 active cases, 21 of whom are admitted to the NMMC, 457 are outpatients, and eight are returning overseas Filipinos/locally stranded individuals.
The total Covid-19 recoveries is now at 929, after 27 Covid-positive patients were tagged as "recovered" over the weekend.