THE Cebu City Health Department (CCHD) has recorded 107 new Covid-19 cases, 174 new laboratory-negative and 11 new fatalities on July 1, 2020, the first day of the extended enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in the city.
The 107 new Covid-19 cases were recorded from barangays Apas (1), Basak Pardo (1), Basak San Nicolas (14), Bo. Luz (3), Bonbon (1), Bulacao (1), Busay (1), Calamba (3), Camputhaw (1), Capitol Site (4), Cogon Pardo (1), Duljo Fatima (1), Ermita (1), Guadalupe (6), Inayawan (4), Kinasang-an (8), Labangon (7), Lahug (1), Lorega (4), Mabolo (4), Mambaling (2), Pardo (6), Pasil (1), Quiot (5), Sambag I (3), Sambag 2 (7), San Nicolas Proper (2), San Roque (3), Sta Cruz (1), T. Padilla (4), Tejero (2), Tinago (2) and Tisa (2).
The new deaths were from barangays Ermita, Hipodromo, San Roque, Camputhaw, Sambag 1, Tinago and Labangon with one death each, while barangays Guadalupe and Tejero had two deaths each. The deaths occurred from June 5 to 29.
The 174 new laboratory-negative or recoveries are from barangays Tinago (18), Talamban (6), Sta. Cruz (1), Sapangdaku (4), Sambag I (51), Quiot (8), Pardo (12), Mabolo (4), Lahug (2), Kalunasan (7), Kalubihan (1), Inayawan (3), Cogon Ramos (3), Cogon Pardo (6), Carreta (5), Camputhaw (31), Basak San Nicolas (4), Pari-an (1), Sawang Calero (1), Sto. Niño (1), and Tejero (2).
Cebu City now has a total of 5,596 Covid-19-positive patients with 2,897 laboratory-negative and 180 mortalities.
Active cases in the city are at 2,519.
The CCHD stated in its Facebook post that its office is currently harmonizing the data with the data of the Department of Health Central Visayas and of the World Health Organization.
Meanwhile, 17 policemen at the Mandaue City Police Office tested positive for Covid-19 in a swab test, the results of which were released Monday, June 29.
Mandaue City Police Director Colonel Jonathan Abella said four of the 17 policemen are investigators from Police Station 5, who possibly got the virus from one of their detainees who tested positive for the coronavirus.
Disinfection procedures were immediately conducted at the Police Station 5 to stop further infection.
The four investigators are now being monitored in an isolation center in Mandaue City, Abella said.
The 13 other policemen are detailed with the Crisis Management Battalion handling the border checkpoints in Mandaue City.
Reports said the policemen got the virus from the driver of the police service vehicle who is from Cebu City.
Abella said all the policemen are asymptomatic and assured that the Philippine National Police will take care of them until they recover.
In the meantime, Station 5 is not receiving any complainants and the public is advised to proceed to the Mandaue City Police Officer for their concerns.
Abella said all police personnel are regularly reminded to observe the minimum health standards as they carry on with their daily work.
In Lapu-Lapu City, Mayor Junard Chan said eight new Covid-19 cases were reported on Wednesday, July 1.
The new cases were from barangays Babag, Gun-ob, Ibo, Looc, Mactan, Maribago, Marigondon and Pusok. (JJL, AYB, JKV / MVG)