City Health Officer Dr. Maria Sarah B. Talla reports 12 new COVID-19 recoveries but with 5 new cases, Wednesday.
Presently, Dumaguete City has 18 active COVID-19 cases with 5, 780 recoveries and 166 deaths since the pandemic affected the city from January 30, 2020 to the present August 3, 2022.
The 12 new COVID-19 recoveries included 5 health workers, a senior citizen, a dialysis patient and 5 other close contacts of previous cases.
Meanwhile, the 5 new COVID-19 cases are senior citizens from Mangnao and Piapi as well as residents from Bagacay and Talay.
Per DOH guidelines, those who tested positive of COVID-19 who are fully vaccinated will be released from isolation and considered recovered 7 days after the first manifestation of symptoms and no longer symptomatic.