Cebu City logs 100-plus Covid-19 cases for 2nd straight day

THE Cebu City Health Department (CHD) reported 127 confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) on Monday, June 8, 2020, the eighth day of the city’s general community quarantine status.

In the past two days, the CHD reported more than 100 confirmed Covid-19 cases. It logged 138 cases on Sunday, June 7.

Minglanilla, a town in southern Cebu, reported a new Covid-19 case, bringing the total cases to 51.

Cebu City has been placed along with Mandaue City on GCQ status since June 1. As part of the Cebu Province, Minglanilla was on GCQ status since May 16.

The Minglanilla patient is a 31-year-old man residing in a subdivision in Barangay Tungkil. A report from the Rural Health Unit stated the man is unemployed, but he possibly contracted the disease from his mother who works in Cebu City.

Last May 30, the patient started to cough and went down with a fever. He was brought to Minglanilla District Hospital, where he was swabbed and tested positive for Covid-19. As of Monday, the patient was on home quarantine.

DOH report

For three days in a row, the Department of Health (DOH) central office reported on Monday more than 300 fresh cases of coronavirus infection within a 24-hour period.

As of 4 p.m. Monday, June 8, the DOH validated 331 fresh cases and 248 late cases, or a total of 579 additional cases over the last 24 hours to bring the total count in the Philippines to 22,474.

Fresh cases refer to positive test results released in the last three days while late cases refer to those released at least four days ago.

The DOH said the fresh cases were based on the daily accomplishment reports submitted by 27 out of 43 operational testing laboratories.

Eight new mortalities were also reported, raising the death toll to 1,011, while 107 patients have recovered, bringing the total recoveries to 4,637.

Of the 331 fresh cases, 156 are from Central Visayas (Region 7), 114 from National Capital Region (NCR) and 60 from other regions. One is a repatriate.

Among the 248 late cases are five from Central Visayas, 106 from NCR, 106 from other regions, and 31 repatriates.

Cebu City recoveries

In Cebu City, the CHD reported 56 new recoveries on Monday.

The recent Covid-19 cases came from Barangays Apas (three), Bacayan (one), Banilad (one), Basak Pardo (two), Basak San Nicolas (seven), Luz (one), Buhisan (two), Bulacao (three), Busay (two), Calamba (two), Camputhaw (six), Capitol (two), Carreta (one), Cogon Ramos (one), Duljo (seven), Guadalupe (two), Inayawan (one), Kalubihan (one), Kasambagan (one), Kalunasan (one), Kinasang-an (one), Labangon (five), Lahug (five), Lorega (one), Mabolo (five), Mambaling (one), Pahina Central (four), Pardo (one), Pasil (three), Punta Princesa (seven), Quiot (four), Sambag 1 (four), Sambag 2 (six), San Antonio (one), San Nicolas Central (three), San Roque (one), Sawang Calero (one), Sto. Nino (one), Suba (one), T. Padilla (five), Talamban (one), Tejero (seven), Tinago (six), Tisa (five), and there was one with unverified address.

The 56 new recoveries were recorded from Barangays Duljo (25), Mabolo (two), Tejero (one), Suba (one), Kamputhaw (one), Labangon (one), Lorega (one), Tisa (one) and Mambaling (23).

Cebu City now has a total of 2,883 coronavirus-positive patients, with 1,627 laboratory-negative and 32 mortalities. (JJL & ANV with a report from SunStar Philippines)