One week since Cagayan de Oro was placed under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ), figures of the City Health Office (CHO) and the Department of Health (DOH-10) still do not reconcile.

As shown below, based on DOH-10’s figures, there is a gradual downward trend in the daily new Covid-19 cases in the city. Note that a day before the city was placed under MECQ, the city recorded 177 new cases on May 31, 2021, its highest in a single day.


On the other hand, data from CHO otherwise showed a different trend or none at all. Figures went up on the first 2 days under MECQ then went down for 3 days and went up again to a high 173 last June 6.


Nevertheless, the city still has another week under MECQ and many are looking forward to the 16th if the city’s quarantine classification will be downgraded to GCQ or to remain under MECQ.

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