The City Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Infectious Diseases confirms the recovery of 7 COVID-19 patients following the release of repeat swab RT-PCR test results Wednesday.
However, 5 new COVID-19 cases were also confirmed today including an 8 year-old child from Barangay Candau-ay, 2 residents of Barangays Banilad and Calindagan.
Thus, the total active COVID-19 cases dropped slightly to 26 with 2, 418 recoveries and 147 deaths as of Monday.
The 7 COVID-19 patients who recovered include 2 senior citizens, 1 minor and 4 persons with symptoms of Influenza Like Illness who are residents of barangays Bagacay, Balugo, Banilad, Buñao, Daro and Junob.
Of the 26 active COVID cases: 15 are monitored and handled by the personnel of the City Health Office; 6 are confined at Silliman University Medical Center; 1 is admitted at NOPH; 1 is confined at ACE Doctors and 3 cases are outside of Dumaguete City.