CAGAYAN de Oro recorded another drop in new local coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases while the number of recoveries continues to improve, the City Health Office reported Wednesday, November 18.
As of 10 p.m. of November 17, the city logged 10 new Covid-19 cases, two of whom are locally stranded individuals (LSIs) and eight are local cases.
This brought the total number of coronavirus-infected residents in the city to 2,088.
Acting City Health Officer Dr. Lorraine Nery said four of the eight local cases are close contacts of previously confirmed cases, one is a local authorized person outside residence (Apor), and three are local index cases.
Of the 2,088 total Covid-19 cases in the city, 375 are under the returning overseas Filipino workers/locally stranded individuals (ROFs/LSIs) category and 1,712 cases are local transmissions.
According to Nery, the 1,712 local cases consist of 155 persons deprived of liberty, 875 local index cases, and 686 local cases with a link.
Cagayan de Oro has logged 575 active cases, 25 of whom are admitted at the Northern Mindanao Medical Center, 552 outpatients, and 18 are ROFs/LSIs.
City Mayor Oscar Moreno said that the decrease in the number of new local cases is "very encouraging."
"Ma-solve lagi basta collective, decisive and consistent action sa katawhan," Moreno said.
The city mayor further said since the eight local cases are now at the city isolation unit (CIU) and the hospital, there is less chance of them infecting other people.
"Katong walo, kanindot ani kay pag swab nila, naa na sila sa CIU, except for one or two. Pero kundili CIU, sa ospital. So kung naa sa CIU o ospital, chances are dili na sila makatakod, so mai-stop na ang takod ana niya," Moreno said.
Cagayan de Oro has registered 30 new coronavirus-positive persons who are now tagged as "recovered" after their repeat swab test results came out negative. This brought the total number of recoveries in Cagayan de Oro to 1,427.
Of the figure, 259 are LSIs, 97 are ROFs, and 1,071 are local cases (community: 844; Apors: 227).
The number of Covid-19 deaths in the city is now at 86.