The number of COVID-19 cases increased slightly to 48 following the confirmation of 7 new cases with 2 recoveries reported Tuesday.
Six of the newly confirmed COVID-19 cases were exposed to household members who earlier tested positive for coronavirus while the 7th new case is a hospital nurse assigned in COVID ward.
In contrast, 2 COVID-19 patients, who are residents of Barangays Cadawinonan and Mangnao, have already recovered.
There are now 48 active COVID-19 cases, 2, 754 recoveries and 79 deaths since the pandemic affected Dumaguete City from January 30, 2020 to August 10, 2021.
All 48 COVID-19 active cases are isolated while their known close contacts are quarantined subject to swab tests.