The number of COVID-19 cases is now 59 following the confirmation of 6 additional cases reported today.
However, 4 other COVID-19 patients have already recovered. From January 30, 2020 to January 26, 2021 the city has had a total of 365 COVID-19 cases: 59 active, 288 recoveries and 18 deaths.
Meanwhile, 11 known close contacts of COVID-19 cases from Barangays Piapi, Calindagan, Daro, Junob and Bantayan are strictly quarantined as Persons Under Monitoring or PUMs and may be subject to swab tests based on the assessment of the health workers.
Dr. Talla also updated Mayor Remollo, Chairperson of the City’s Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases that 20 other PUMs are quarantined today but are not related to the active COVID cases.
The 20 other PUMs include: 14 Locally Stranded Individuals from Bohol, Siquijor, Cebu, Quezon City, Bacolod City and Negros Occidental; 4 APORS from Mandaue City and 2 OFWs from Singapore.
On the other hand, 17 PUMs completed today the 14-day quarantine without any medical incident, thus cleared to rejoin their families.
Furthermore, the 64-year-old woman from Barangay Taclobo, who died with dry cough and diabetes, was erroneously reported to have had COVID upon her death. Hence, the City IATF corrected the number of deaths linked to COVID from 19 to 18.
Of the current 590 PUMs: 254 are in designated hotel facilities, 62 are in the community isolation center, while 274 are in the barangay isolation centers.
None of the 590 PUMs seen and examined by the City Health workers