ANOTHER 10 Delta variant cases were detected in Cagayan de Oro, City Health Office medical officer Dr. Ted Yu reported Tuesday, September 14.
This brought the cumulative number of Delta variant cases in the city to 81.
According to Yu, of the 10 Delta cases, six were males and four were females.
The youngest in this new batch of Delta cases is 24 years old, while the oldest is 66 years old.
Of the 10 new Delta variant cases, six are clinically recovered; three have negative RT-PCR test result; and one was a re-tagged case with negative RT-PCR result.
Yu said that six of them are currently isolated at the city's isolation facility.
He further said that four of the 10 new Delta variant cases were residents of Barangay Patag. The other individuals were from barangays Mambuaya, Nazareth, Kauswagan, Bulua, Carmen, and Canitoan.
Yu added that during their initial contact tracing, they already identified seven close contacts of one of the Delta variants. The seven close contacts underwent swab testing on Tuesday.
The contact tracing for the close contacts of the other Delta variants is still ongoing, Yu said.
Of the 81 cumulative Delta variant cases in Cagayan de Oro City, 18 are currently isolated in the city's isolation facility, 54 are clinically recovered, seven are dead, and two are retagged cases.