By Anthony Giron
IMUS CITY, Cavite --- The city government here reported on Thursday, June 4, that five more coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) positive cases were recorded lately, bringing the total cases in the area to 57.
Mayor Emmanuel Leonardo Maliksi said that there were also eight case recoveries that have been recorded lately in the city.
The number of positive and recovery cases in Imus was observed to have gradually increased in a span of 14 days.
There was no case death reported in the city in the last two weeks.
Imus, the capital of Cavite province, was in third spot in terms of COVID-19 case number after neighboring cities or districts of Bacoor with 127 cases and Dasmariñas with 64 cases.
In his Facebook page post on Thursday (June 4), Maliksi confirmed that Imus has 57 cases, with nine deaths, and 29 recoveries.
In a report 14 days ago, the local government reported that the city had 50 cases, with nine deaths and 15 recoveries.
Maliksi’s reports then and now, were based on COVID-19 case data from the City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (CESU).
Maliksi identified the five latest cases in the city as Patients #53, a man, aged 34, from Barangay Malagasang II-B, who was confined in a health facility in Antipolo City, Rizal; #54, a 62-year-old man from Buhay na Tubig; #55, a 43-year-old man from Bucandala I; #56, s 51-year-old man from Carsadang Bago I; and #57, a 61-year-old woman from Anabu-II-F.
Of the total 57 cases reported in the city, 36 involved males and 21 females.
It can be recalled that the first case in Cavite province reported in early March was from Imus. The case involving a seafarer was also the first to have recovered in the province.
The city government said that the 19 in active positive cases and so the probable and suspect cases (the numbers not immediately reported) are being monitored by the health office and other concerned authorities.
Of the 19 active cases, the city case bulletin showed that seven were confined in hospitals, two in quarantine facility and 10 in home quarantine.