A TOTAL of 30 frontline healthcare workers in Cagayan de Oro who already had their doses of the Covid-19 vaccine tested positive for the novel coronavirus as of Saturday, April 17, City epidemiologist Dr. Joselito Retuya said.
According to Retuya, half of these medical workers were vaccinated with Sinovac and the other half with AstraZeneca.
Of the 15 Sinovac vaccinated healthcare workers, three have completed the two doses.
It has been explained before that a vaccinated individual can still be tested positive for the coronavirus as the vaccines can only prevent the occurrence of severe and critical cases.
“Ang bakuna isa lang sa mga istratehiya nato aron dili ka mopadulong didto ngadto sa mga kaso nga severe or mga kaso nga mamatay,” Retuya said.
“Wala pay bakuna nga maka cause og sterility, sterilizing immunity,” he added.
Meanwhile, Barangay Carmen remained to have the most number of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) deaths in Cagayan de Oro, recording a total of 21 deaths.
Following the said barangay were Barangay Lapasan with 18 deaths; Barangay Gusa with 16; Barangay Macabalan with 15; Barangay Camaman-an with 13; Barangay Bugo with 12; Barangay Balulang with 11; Barangay Tablon with 11; Barangay Kauswagan with nine; Barangay Puntod with nine; Barangay Bulua with nine; Barangay Cugman with seven; Barangay Lumbia with seven; and Barangay Patag with six.
Despite Barangay Carmen having the most number of Covid-19 deaths in Cagayan de Oro, Retuya said Barangay Carmen is one of the areas with the lowest case fatality rate at 3.83 percent.
Barangay Puntod registered the highest case fatality rate in the city at 12.16 percent.