BY CRIS DIAZ
MISAMIS ORIENTAL : Provincial Governor Yevgeny Vincente Emano, of Misamis Oriental, on Friday expressed the fear that the continued rise of COVID 19 cases in Cagayan de Oro City caused the spread of the virus to Misamis Oriental.
In a statement released to the media here, Emano urged the Cagayan de Oro City officials to adopt measures to prevent the rise of COVID 19 cases in the city in order to spare its neighboring towns from the dreaded virus.
He said that Cagayan de Oro City steadily surpassed the number of COVID-19 patients among provinces and highly-urbanized cities in Northern Mindanao, specifically Butuan and Lanao del Sur for the past two weeks (Jan. 31 to Feb. 9, 2022).
In January 30, 2022, the number of COVID-19 cases in Cagayan de Oro was 84, compared to Misamis Oriental’s 52 cases, data from the Northern Mindanao Medical Center’s (NMMC) Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases (EREID-CEREID) section revealed.
The city nailed the top record from January 30, 84; January 31, 81; February 1, 77; February 2, 74; February 4, 66; February 6, 59; and February 7, 62.
Emano believed that the “ the rise and fall” of COVID 19 cases in Misamis Oriental was principally due to the uncontrolled spread of the virus in the provincial capital of Cagayan de Oro City.
“Unless the city of Cagayan de Oro adopts effective measures to mitigate the rise of COVID 19, the spread of the virus toward the province of Misamis Oriental becomes inevitable,” Emano said. -0-