The number of COVID-19 cases rises to 42 following the confirmation of 9 additional cases reported today.
From January 30, 2020 to December 4, 2020 the city has had a total of 104 COVID-19 cases: 42 active; 56 recovered and 6 deaths.
Meanwhile, 31 known close contacts of COVID-19 cases are strictly quarantined as Persons Under Monitoring or PUMs and may be subject to swab tests based on the assessment of the health workers.
Specifically, the 31 new PUMs are close contacts of the COVID Positive cases from Barangays Cantil-e (1), Talay (10), Calindagan (15) and Pulantubig (5). One newly confirmed COVID-19 case from Barangay Batinguel has also been isolated in the government facility.
While under quarantine, the PUMs will be provided with relief food packs by the Office of Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo and the barangays.
City Health Officer Dr. Talla also updated Mayor Remollo, Chairperson of the City’s Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases that 26 other PUMs are quarantined today but are not related to the active COVID cases.
The 26 other PUMs include: 3 OFWs from Kuwait, Egypt and Saudi Arabia; 1 government employee; 11 Returning Residents from Manila, Cebu City and Siquijor 3 Locally Stranded Individuals from Cebu City; 5 Returning Overseas Filipinos Maldives and USA and 3 missionaries from Iligan City.
On the other hand, 25 PUMs completed today the 14-day quarantine without any medical incident, thus cleared to rejoin their families.
Of the current 577 PUMs: 233 are in designated hotel facilities, 67 are in the community isolation center, while 277 are in the barangay isolation centers.
Only three of the PUMs seen and examined by the City Health workers manifested symptoms of Influenza Like Illness (ILI) while under quarantine.