THE number of new coronavirus infections in Cagayan de Oro continued to drop, with five additional cases reported over the weekend.

The city now has a total of 20,410 Covid-19 cases.

The City Health Office said of the five local cases, four were local index cases and one was a close contact of a previously confirmed case.

The active cases in Cagayan de Oro went down to 152, of which 32 were admitted to the Northern Mindanao Medical Center and other hospitals in the city, and 120 were outpatients.

Cagayan de Oro also registered an increase in the number of new coronavirus-positive persons who were tagged as "recovered."

Over the weekend, the city recorded 42 recoveries, bringing the total number of recoveries in Cagayan de Oro to 19,408.

The number of Covid-19 deaths in the city is now at 850.