By Anthony Giron
The city government of Bacoor reported on Monday another coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) case, bringing to 86 the total of cases in its jurisdiction.
It also reported that Bacoor now has 27 COVID-19 residents-patients who recovered. The latest are three female patients, among them an 85 -year-old woman.
Bacoor has the biggest number of COVID-19 cases, as well as recoveries, among Cavite’s cities and municipalities, the Department of Health (DOH) reported.
On second spot is Imus City, the capital, with 41 cases, nine deaths, and also nine reported recoveries; third is Dasmariñas City, Cavite’s most populated area, with 38 cases, four deaths, and 14 recoveries. In fourth place is General Trias City with 20 cases, four deaths, and four recoveries.
Among the four neighboring cities or districts, the case increase was observed to have slowed down in General Trias in the last two weeks.
Observers have noted the sudden increase of cases in Bacoor and the gradual increases in Imus and Dasmariñas also in the last two weeks.
Officials said that many cases in Cavite, particularly in Bacoor and Imus, involved patients who were working in the National Capital Region (NCR) and were admitted in hospitals in the NCR when COVID-19 afflicted them.
The reports of residents from Cavite who are confined or have underwent treatment in hospitals in Metro Manila were relayed by the DOH to the concerned cities/ municipalities lately.
The first COVID-19 case in Cavite province was reported in Imus last March 8. The first case involving a seaman-patient, with history of travel from Japan, was also the first to have recovered in Cavite after two weeks of treatment and being re-tested negative.
The Bacoor health office identified the latest case as Patient #86, a 33-year-old man from the city’s Barangay Mambog III.
Ten COVID-19 patient have already died in Bacoor since the cases were reported in the city in March and April. Authorities reported that 26 of the 49 patients are admitted in hospitals in the NCR, 14 in Cavite, and that nine are under home quarantine.