CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The city has tallied zero coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases in private hospitals here as of Tuesday, a health official said.

Dr. Ted Yu Jr., the City Health Office (CHO) medical officer, said the latest development came about following the increasing number of Covid-19 recoveries here.

"Again, we have zero (active Covid-19 cases) from private hospitals. We would like to thank our private hospitals for accommodating and taking good care of our positive cases," Yu said.

Other than private hospitals, Yu also confirmed that there is no active case of Covid-19 currently admitted at the city-run JR Borja General Hospital,  and the Army’s Camp Evangelista Station Hospital.

Data from the CHO Covid-19 Operation Center indicated that the city only has 26 active cases as of March 28.

Of the total active cases, 10 are currently admitted to a facility managed by the Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC), the Covid-19 referral hospital in Region 10, while 12 active cases are assigned to a temporary treatment and monitoring facility (TTMF).

Apart from positive cases from this city, there are also 16 Covid-19 cases from different provinces admitted to the NMMC including 11 from Misamis Oriental, followed by Bukidnon with four, and  Lanao del Sur with one.

Yu hopes to maintain the low daily cases, as he only reported one new case on Tuesday, bringing the total cumulative cases to 25,789, of which 24,832 recovered and 935 have died.

As of March 27, the city's average daily attack rate (ADAR) is at 0.54 percent, which remains at a low-risk level, together with the 2-week growth rate (-65 percent) and total bed utilization rate (14.41 percent).

Yu cited the importance of Covid-19 vaccination with the ongoing downtrend of positive cases here.

CHO data showed that the city has tallied 546,277 fully vaccinated individuals, or 91 percent of vaccination coverage from the city’s total target population of 599,929.

Of the fully vaccinated individuals, 114,378 or 21.8 percent of the target population have received their booster shots, while 30,188 individuals were administered with their first dose. (PNA)