The number of active COVID-19 cases rises to 353 following the confirmation of 47 additional cases, mostly those exposed to family members or co-workers, reported Sunday.
Only 1 COVID-19 patient, a hospital staff, was reported to have recovered but a senior citizen, who was admitted to hospital with symptoms of Influenza Like Illness, became the latest fatality.
Hence, since the city was affected by the pandemic from January 30, 2020 to June 6, 2021 the city currently has 353 active COVID cases; 879 recoveries and 45 deaths.
The 47 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases are residents of the following barangays: Bajumpandan (2); Balugo (1); Banilad (2); Bantayan (3); Batinguel (9); Buñao (1); Cadawinonan (1); Calindagan (1); Candau-ay (3); Daro (1); Junob (2); Looc (1); Mangnao (1) Motong (5); Piapi (7); Poblacion 2 (1); Pulantubig (1); Taclobo (4) and Talay (1).
Meanwhile, the 353 active COVID-19 cases as of June 6, 2021 are residents of Barangays: Bagacay (18); Bajumpandan (9); Balugo (8); Banilad (22); Bantayan (28); Batinguel (18); Buñao (5); Cadawinonan (4); Calindagan (31); Camanjac (3) Candau-ay (15); Cantil-e (2); Daro (34); Junob (15); Looc (12); Mangnao (7); Motong (15); Piapi (41); Poblacion 2 (1); Poblacion 5 (3); Poblacion 6 (1); Poblacion 7 (1); Poblacion 8 (4); Pulantubig (12); Tabuc-tubig (6), Taclobo (32) and Talay (6).
All the known close contacts of these new COVID-19 cases including several persons with symptoms of Influenza Like Illness are quarantined and will undergo RT PCR swab tests.
The massive swab testing of close contacts of COVID-19 is necessary to help authorities promptly identify, isolate and treat those, who will be found positive of the virus, which is a strategy to bring down the surge of cases.
Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo has already sought the assistance of national officials so that more COVID-19 vaccines will be sent directly to Dumaguete City to inoculate as many people, particularly the senior citizens, as possible.
Senator Bong Go facilitated Friday’s shipment of 10, 000 vials of SINOVAC (good for 5, 000 residents) in response to the urgent appeal of Mayor Remollo (in his hospital bed) to send more vaccines direct to the Capital city of Negros Oriental.
Although the City Government has allocated P 30 million for the purchase of COVID-19 vaccines, but the procurement of these vaccines are controlled by the national government.