Wednesday, 22 July 2020 08:18

Positive COVID-19 cases in Region 10 reach 425

Written by CDO COVID19 Response Team

As of July 20, the number of positive cases of COVID-19 in Northern Mindanao has already reached 425.

Out of the total positive cases, 369 came from Locally Stranded Individuals (LSIs) or Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROFs).

Positive cases in Cagayan de Oro City alone reached 120 (actual count), wherein 84 came from LSIs/ROFs.

Figures from CDO also indicated 62 out-patients, 51 recoveries, 6 deaths, and 1 currently admitted at the Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC), the region's COVID-19 referral hub.

Only 4 out the 62 out-patients from CDO are listed as local transmission and the rest are from ROFs/LSIs.

Records from the Feasibility Analysis of Syndromic Surveillance using Spatio-Temporal Epidemiological Modeler (FASSSTER Philippines) have indicated that the case doubling time for CDO is at 14.41% with 15.38% Critical Care Utilization Rate (CCUR) for the period of July 10-18, 2020.

FASSSTER Philippines is an evidence-based forecast of possible cases and scenarios on the spread of COVID-19 in the country.

The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) has placed the entire Region 10 under the Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) status until July 31, 2020.

The MGCQ status is the transition phase between GCQ and New Normal when the following temporary measures are relaxed and become less necessary: (1) limiting movement and transportation, (2) the regulation of operating industries, and (3) the presence of uniformed personnel to enforce community quarantine protocols.

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