The Cagayan de Oro City Health Office said there are four female residents and one infant who were brought to isolation facilities after they were reported to have tested positive for COVID-19 Delta variant, the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) in Region 10 reported.
“One is a 37-year-old female resident of Barangay Macasandig, another is a 56-year-old female resident of Barangay Carmen, the third is a 25-year-old female resident of Barangay Balulang and the third is a one-year-old male infant with an address in the city but is from within northern Mindanao (which we are still verifying). The three females work in the same company,” said City health officer Dr. Ted Yu on Monday, August 16.
In a report to Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno, Yu said the three female residents work in the same company and two of them work in the same department.
“They underwent swab testing last July 26 and were certified clinically recovered after completing their two-week quarantine (with no symptoms). But they were extracted and placed in a DOH isolation facility (following confirmation they were Delta cases). We have already traced six co-workers as close contacts,” Yu added.
The patients are part of the fourth batch of COVID-19 delta variant positive patients in the city.
The first batch consisted of five Delta variant patients while the second and third batches are composed of eight patients.
Yu also said that at least 72 out of the 77 close contacts of the third batch tested negative, while five will be tested anew.
Moreno also announced that the city government is cordinating with DOH-10 in handling the Delta variant cases, and in the conduct of intensified contact tracing and surveillance.
“With the fourth batch of Delta variants, we should assume there are other variants out there. Our health officials constantly remind us that the virus is mutating in order to survive so we should practice minimum public health standards even at home,” Moreno added. — BAP, GMA News