City Health Officer Dr. Maria Sarah B. Talla disclosed that 22 COVID-19 patients have recovered with 12 new confirmed cases reported Thursday.
Forty-seven (47) of the 125 active COVID-19 cases in the city were vaccinated against coronavirus and are not expected to suffer severe illness that may require them to be hospitalized.
However, this also reinforces the warning of the medical experts that being vaccinated does not make one immune from infection. Hence, even vaccinated persons are still advised to follow health protocols.
Presently, there are 125 active COVID-19 cases with 3, 306 recoveries and 91 deaths since the pandemic affected Dumaguete City from January 30, 2020 to the present October 7, 2021.
The 12 new COVID-19 cases (including 4 senior citizens) are residents of Barangays Bajumpandan, Batinguel, Daro, Junob (2), Piapi, Poblacion 6, Pulantubig (4) and Tabuctubig.
Meanwhile, the 22 COVID recoveries are residents of Barangays Bagacay, Bajumpandan, Bantayan, Cadawinonan (3), Candau-ay (6), Daro (2), Junob (2), Looc, Piapi, Poblacion 1 and Taclobo (3).
Of the 125 active COVID cases: 72 cases are monitored and handled by the personnel of the City Health Office; 9 are confined at Silliman University Medical Center; 18 are admitted at NOPH; 8 are confined at ACE Doctors; 12 at Holy Child Hospital and 4 at Negros Polymedic Hospital.