Cebu City’s Covid-19 cases breach 4,000-mark

CEBU City has breached the 4,000-mark after the health office recorded 201 new Covid-19 cases on June 17, 2020.

Cebu City now has a total of 4,015 confirmed Covid-19 cases, 1,980 of which are active.

The 201 new cases were recorded from barangays Apas (10); Bacayan (1); Banawa (1); Banilad (1); Basak San Nicolas (9); Bonbon (1); Buhisan (1); Bulacao (12); Calamba (3); Camputhaw (1); Cogon Pardo (3); Day-as (2); Duljo (1); Guadalupe (8); Hipodromo (1); Inayawan (11); Kasambagan (10); Kinasang-an (2); Labangon (7); Lahug (29); Lusaran (2); Mabolo (2); Mambaling (4); Pardo (18); Pasil (1); Pulangbato (1); Punta Princesa (2); Quiot (5); Sambag 1 (18); Sambag 2 (15); San Antonio (2); San Jose (1); San Nicolas Proper (1); San Roque (1); Sapangdaku (1); Sawang Calero (2); T. Padilla (1); Talamban (4); Tinago (2); and Tisa (4). The City Health Department also recorded 64 new laboratory-negative or recoveries that came from Barangays Pardo (2); San Roque (1); Sambag 2 (3); Labangon (2); Inayawan (2); Bulacao (3); Duljo (8); Luz (1); Ermita (31); Tejero (10); and one from the Cebu City Jail.

Seven deaths were also recorded on June 17 from barangays Guba (2); Pung-ol Sibugay (1); Inayawan (2); Pardo (1); and Sambag 2 (1).

The city has 1,988 laboratoryne gative cases and 48 mortalities.

In Talisay City, seven Co vid19-positive patients successfully recovered from the disease on June 17. As of press time, Covid-19 cases in Talisay City have reached 126, with 57 active cases, 50 recoveries and 19 deaths.

Meanwhile, an additional 457 confirmed coronavirus infections brought the total case count in the country past 27,000 on June 17.

Department of Health (DOH) Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said 342 fresh cases and 115 late cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours, bringing the coronavirus case count to 27,238 as of 4 p.m. on June 17.

Fresh cases refer to those whose test results were reported in the last three days while late cases are those test results that were released at least four days ago.

The 457 additional cases are higher than Tuesday’s 364 fresh and late cases.

Wednesday’s 342 fresh cases are also higher than Tuesday’s 249 fresh cases. Vergeire also said an additional 268 patients have recovered.

Total recoveries as of June 17 increased to 6,820. Five more mortalities were also reported, raising the death toll to 1,108.

Among the 342 fresh cases, 144 are from the National Capital Region (NCR), 101 from Central Visayas and 97 from other regions. Of the 115 late cases, 29 came from NCR, 59 from Central Visayas and 27 from other regions. (JJL, JKV, MVI / SunStar Philippines)