Coronavirus cases in Cagayan de Oro rise to 175; recoveries at 113

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Cagayan de Oro City Health Officials reported on Friday, August 7, five new positive cases for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), of which one is a returning overseas Filipino (ROF) worker and four are locally stranded individuals (LSIs).

With this, the total cumulative COVID-19 cases in the city rise to 175.

In today’s press briefing, City Health Office Dr. Lorraine Nery said that of the total confirmed cases, 55 are active cases (31.4%)—which consist of five outpatients, and 50 patients are under the classification of ROF/LSI—all staying at the Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facility (TTMF).

Dr. Nery also announced eight new recoveries for COVID-19, raising the recovery count to 113 (65%). Meanwhile, no new deaths were reported—the death toll remains at seven (4%).

Of the 175 cumulative cases, 142 or 81.14% are under the classification of the ROF/LSI, while 33 or 18.85% cases are local.

Here’s a rundown of the five new cases, reported by City Epidemiologist Dr. Joselito Retuya:

 

171st Case: 28-year-old female, LSI from Quezon City

  • A resident of Barangay Lapasan
  • Arrived in Cagayan de Oro via plane on July 31
  • Swabbed on August 5; Result came out positive on August 6
  • Asymptomatic; No known comorbidity
  • Staying at the Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facility (TTMF)
  • Contact tracing is ongoing

 

172nd Case: 29-year-old male, LSI from Dasmarinas, Cavite

  • A resident of Barangay Agusan
  • Arrived in Cagayan de Oro via plane on July 30
  • Swabbed on August 5; Result came out positive on August 6
  • Asymptomatic; No known comorbidity
  • Staying at the TTMF
  • Contact tracing is ongoing

 

173rd Case: 30-year-old male, LSI from Dasmarinas, Cavite

  • A resident of Barangay Tablon
  • RDT in Manila on July 24; Result came out negative
  • Arrived in Cagayan de Oro via plane on July 30
  • Swabbed on August 5; Result came out positive on August 6
  • Asymptomatic; No known comorbidity
  • Staying at the TTMF
  • Contact tracing is ongoing

 

174th Case: 36-year-old male, ROF from China

  • A resident of Barangay Macasandig
  • Seafarer
  • Arrived in Manila on July 18
  • Stayed in a hotel in Makati
  • Swabbed on July 19; Result came out negative on July 21
  • Arrived in Cagayan de Oro via plane on July 30
  • Stayed in the city isolation unit (CIU); Swabbed on August 5; Result came out positive on August 6
  • Asymptomatic; No known comorbidity
  • Transferred and staying at the TTMF
  • 3 closed contacts; Contact tracing is ongoing

 

175th Case: 22-year-old male, LSI from Malabon

  • A resident of Barangay Kauswagan
  • RDT in Manila on July 27; Results came out negative
  • Arrived in Cagayan de Oro via plane on July 31
  • Swabbed on August 5; Result came out positive on August 6
  • Asymptomatic; No known comorbidity
  • Staying at the TTMF
  • Contact tracing is ongoing

 

Dr. Retuya also reported two COVID-19 positive patients who are retagged by the Department of Health.

One is a 27-year-old male LSI, a resident from Bicol. He took an RDT in Manila on July 27, tested negative, before traveling to Cagayan de Oro on July 31 for work. The city placed him in a CIU before swabbing on August 5. His results came back positive on August 6, showing mild symptoms. He is for transfer to TTMF any time today.

The second retag is a 56-year-old male LSI, a resident from Quezon City. He arrived in Cagayan de Oro on July 31 for work and was brought to CIU, along with the first retagged patient. He was swabbed on August 5, and his result came back positive on August 6, exhibiting mild symptoms. He is for transfer to TTMF any time today.

 

Watch the full press briefing below.

 

—(Source: City Information Office)

For ROFs/LSIs, please contact either of the following hotline numbers to notify your arrival from Monday to Sunday 8 AM to 9 PM:

  • 0919-068-9770
  • 0953-360-5463
  • 0965-830-7178

You can also reach out via email at oca.cagayandeoro@gmail.com or message them on Facebook at fb.com/OCA.CdeO. The City will also host an FB Live Support for LSIs every 10 AM to 11 AM or 3 PM to 4 PM. For Barangay Health Emergency Response Team (BHERTS) numbers, check them out here.

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