The number of active COVID-19 cases rises to 44 following the confirmation of 6 additional cases and 1 death reported today.
From January 30, 2020 to December 16, 2020 the city has had a total of 136 COVID-19 cases: 44 active; 83 recovered and 9 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 Bantayan (3), Daro (2), Looc (3), Junob (3), Motong (15), Pulantubig (3) and Piapi (2).
Those under quarantine 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 28 other PUMs are quarantined today but are not related to the active COVID cases.
The 28 other PUMs include: 19 Locally Stranded Individuals from Manila, Bohol, Toledo City, Palawan, Pampanga, Cebu City and Rizal; 3 OFWs from Dubai, Canada and the Netherlands; 3 Returning Overseas Filipinos from Japan and Qatar; a cancer patient who was treated in Cebu City and her driver and one newly recovered COVID-19 patient.
On the other hand, 30 PUMs completed today the 14-day quarantine without any medical incident, thus cleared to rejoin their families.
Of the current 526 PUMs: 237 are in designated hotel facilities, 36 are in the community isolation center, while 253 are in the barangay isolation centers.
Only one of the PUMs seen and examined by the City Health workers manifested symptoms of Influenza Like Illness (ILI) while under quarantine.