Thursday, 05 November 2020 16:02

CdeO registers 68 recoveries, 28 new cases

Written by Stephen Capillas
CdeO registers 68 recoveries, 28 new cases Screengrab photos by Stephen Capillas with CHO infographic

About 68 persons recovered from COVID-19 in Cagayan de Oro City, marking the single highest number of recoveries in one day so far, the City Health Office (CHO) confirmed Thursday (Nov. 5).

‘About 49 of those recoveries were persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) while five non-city residents also recovered,’ CHO resident epidemiologist Dr. Teodulfo Joselito Retuya said during Thursday noon’s press briefing.

The 68 recoveries raised to 1,142 the total cumulative number of recoveries from COVID-19 in Cagayan de Oro City or about 63.79 percent recovery rate as of 10 pm of Nov. 4, City Health Officer Dr. Lorraine Nery said. The city also registered 28 new COVID-19 cases that consist of 11 local cases with links to previous cases, nine local index or new cases and eight authorized persons outside residence (APORs).

These numbers raised the total cumulative COVID-19 cases in Cagayan de Oro City to 1,790 so far of which 574 are active or ongoing cases, Dr. Nery said. About 36 out of the 574 active COVID-19 cases are admitted at the Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC) and other hospitals in the city while 517 local and 21 arrivals are quarantined at the city’s temporary treatment and monitoring facilities (TTMFs).

Cagayan de Oro City’s COVID-19 death toll still stands at 74 or a case fatality rate of 4.13 percent, Dr. Nery said. ‘Most of the recoveries were confined at the city’s TTMFs and they were either asymptomatic or experienced mild symptoms that they didn’t need to be confined at the NMMC. The recovered PDLs are in their 20s to 40s and there were few above 50. All of them tested negative of COVID-19,’ Dr. Retuya said.

Despite sustaining the city’s high recovery rate of COVID-19 cases, Mayor Oscar Moreno said the city government’s priorities remain to be containing and stopping the COVID-19 spread and accelerating the recovery rate. ‘Based on data, September and October registered the highest number of COVID-19 cases with Cagayan de Oro averaging double digits on a daily basis,’ Mayor Moreno said.

‘Grabe paningkamot gyod sa siyudad og sa private hospitals sa pag-atimanon sa atong COVID-19 cases og kinahanglan lang gyod magtinabangay ta sa pagpugong sa virus (The city government worked so hard along with the private hospitals in handling our COVID-19 cases and we need everyone’s support in stopping the COVID-19 spread),’. Mayor Moreno said. #AntiCOVID19 #COVID19WatchCDO #LGUCDOcampaign #Yourgovernmentatwork #Kaabag #Hapsay #CDOCityHallCollaboration #TheBiggerPictureForCDO #NagkahiusaBatokCOVID-19