City Health Officer Dr. Maria Sarah B. Talla confirms 7 new COVID-19 cases and 1 recovery following the release of repeat swab test results, Thursday.
The 7 new cases include a 68-year-old senior citizen, a hospital staff and 5 other individuals with symptoms of Influenza Like Illness.
Thus, the total active COVID-19 cases is now 78 with 2, 819 recoveries and 88 deaths since the pandemic affected Dumaguete City from January 30, 2020 to the present August 26, 2021.
Meanwhile, the lone COVID-19 patient who recovered is an employee of a company and was confined in a hospital.
Of the 78 active COVID-19 cases: 55 cases are monitored and handled by the personnel of the City Health Office; 12 are confined at Silliman University Medical Center; 6 are admitted at NOPH; 2 are confined at ACE Doctors and 3 in Holy Child Hospital.