BY JOEL CALAMBA ESCOL, Managing Editor
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – City Health Office (CHO) Medical officer, Dr Ted Yu, has called on city residents to convince senior citizens to get vaccinated as this will help them more safer than to no vaccine at all.
Yu said based on data those who are not vaccinated get high chances of getting caught and infected by the deadly coronavirus 2019 (Covid-19), especially those with co-morbidities.
“Nine out of ten people who get infected are those unvaccinated. So kita nanawagan pag usab sa atong senior citizens nga magpabakuna na gyud para dili dako ang risgo nga moabot sa severe cases,” the health official said.
Yu said based on City Health Office (CHO) Covid-19 Briefer as of November 1, there are only three cases recorded – a 32-year-old female medical doctor who lives in Barangay Macasandig, and with no co-morbidity; a 68-year-old female who also lives in Barangay Macasandig, and with co-morbidity; a 70-year-old male from Barangay Macasandig with co-morbidity such as diabetes mellitus, and hypertention. Yu said all of these three probable covid cases were vaccinated individuals.
Yu also mentioned the top ten barangays, which still have active cases, including Carmen, 64 active cases; Balulang, 52; Kauswagan, 34; Iponan, 32; Bulua, 29; Lumbia, 27; Bugo, 26; Canitoan 25; Nazareth, 23; Macasandig, 23, and Camaman-an, 19.
Meanwhile, Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Seriña Moreno thanked the cooperation of the city residents which contributed a lot into the ultimate goal of controlling the spread of the deadly virus.
Moreno appealed to the residents anew to continue being vigilant, wear mask and observe social distancing. “Sayang ang atong gains kung magpasagad napud ta tungod kay giluagan na,” the city mayor said.