Friday, 10 July 2020 13:10

CHO: Daily, constant monitoring on arrivals under home quarantine

Written by Stephen Capillas

About 207 out of the 1,472 Kagay-anons who arrived in the city from abroad or from across the country from June 14 to July 8 were allowed to undergo home quarantine for daily monitoring by barangay health workers, City Health Officer Dr. Lorraine Nery said Thursday noon (July 8 ).

“City Health Office (CHO) and barangay health workers and barangay captains examine the houses of these arrivals to determine if it can be used for quarantine quarters before we allow the arrivals to undergo home quarantine,” Dr. Nery said during Thursday noon’s press briefing.

The homebound arrivals are reminded not to go outside for their two-week quarantine and will be monitored daily for updates on their condition, Dr. Nery said.

“Any complaints or reported manifestations of symptoms of acute respiratory illness (ARI) and Influenza-like Illness (ILI) and we immediately transfer them to the city isolation units where they undergo testing,” she said.

CHO records showed that about two percent or 56 out of the 2,861 Kagay-anons classified as either locally stranded individuals (LSIs) or returning overseas Filipinos (ROFs) who arrived in Cagayan de Oro from April 30 to July 8 tested positive for COVID-19.

So far all 56 COVID-19 positive cases are asymptomatic or display no symptoms and remain in stable condition during their two-week quarantine, Dr. Nery said.

“In case we cannot accommodate these arrivals at our CIUs, we allow home quarantine provided there is strict monitoring and compliance. (Due to limited resources) we cannot produce as many CIUs as there are arrivals,” Mayor Oscar Moreno said.


Graphs and medical data by the City Health Office