The City’s Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases discloses that there are now 49 active cases following the confirmation of 5 new COVID-19 cases and 3 recoveries Tuesday evening.
Three of the 5 new COVID-19 cases are hospital workers who may have earlier been exposed to COVID-19 patients.
City Health Officer Dr. Maria Sarah B. Talla informed Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo, Chairperson of the City’s IATF-MEID, that there are 49 active cases, 104 recoveries and 10 deaths since the COVID-19 pandemic affected the City from January 30, 2020 to the present December 22, 2020.
Meanwhile, 7 known close contacts of COVID cases have been quarantined as Persons Under Monitoring (PUMs) by the City Health Workers.
Aside from the 7 known close contacts COVID-19 cases, 30 other PUMS begin their strict and mandatory 14-day quarantine in the designated isolation facilities today.
In contrast, 27 PUMs were released today after they completed the mandatory 14-day quarantine in the different isolation facilities without showing any signs and symptoms of Influenza Like Illness or ILI.
The 37 new PUMs are: 7 known close contacts of COVID-19 cases in Poblacion 1 and Poblacion 2 and 30 Locally Stranded Individuals from Ilo-ilo City, Dapitan, Cebu City, Manila, Leyte and Cavite.
Of the 495 PUMS: 249 are in designated hotel facilities; 62 are in the community isolation center and 184 are in the barangay isolation facilities.
None of the 495 PUMs seen and examined by the City Health workers manifested ILI symptoms while under quarantine.