The number of COVID-19 cases rises to 73 following the confirmation of 10 additional cases reported today.
However, 12 COVID patients including 2 health workers and a hospital chaplain have also recovered.
Hence, from January 30, 2020 to January 12, 2021, the city has had a total of 186 COVID-19 cases: 73 active; 200 recoveries and 13 deaths.
Meanwhile, 23 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.
Those under quarantine were 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 the active COVID cases are residents of Barangays Bagacay (6), Bajumpandan (3), Balugo (2), Banilad (3), Bantayan (2), Batinguel (1), Cadawinonan (1), Calindagan (7), Camanjac (1), Candau-ay (2), Cantil-e (1), Junob (11), Looc (4), Motong (2), Piapi (7), Poblacion 1 (6), Poblacion 2 (1) Poblacion 4 (8), Tabuc-tubig (1) and Taclobo (4).
There are also 9 new PUMs: 7 Locally Stranded Individuals from Dipolog City and Cebu City and 2 APORS from Nueva Ecija and Cavite.
On the other hand, 10 PUMs completed today the 14-day quarantine without any medical incident, thus cleared to rejoin their families.
Of the current 386 PUMs: 93 are in designated hotel facilities, 48 are in the community isolation center, while 245 are in the barangay isolation centers.
None of the PUMs seen and examined by the City Health workers manifested symptoms of Influenza Like Illness (ILI) while under quarantine.