Cebu City’s new Covid-19 cases back in 3 digits on April 14

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THE Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) recorded three-digit Covid-19 cases anew, after registering double-digit cases for 17 days.

Based on the results released by the EOC, there were 108 new cases on April 14, 2021 out of 1,237 individuals tested.

The last time Cebu City registered new cases in three digits was on March 26. The EOC recorded 104 new Covid-19 cases. In 17 days, from March 27 to April 13, Cebu City had an average of 65 cases per day.

City Councilor Joel Garganera, deputy head of the EOC, said as long as the virus is still there, the people should not be complacent.

Cebu City has registered a total of 22,512 cases since last year.

The city recorded 20,947 recoveries, constituting 93.05 percent of the total cases.

As to its death toll, the city reported 830 mortalities, or 3.68 percent of the total cases.

A total of 233,670 samples were taken for Covid-19 testing.

In the month of March, 4,136 were infected with Covid-19 and 64 of them died with a 1.54 percent mortality rate.

Currently, there are only 735 infected persons isolating themselves in quarantine centers, barangay isolation centers and hotels.

Stable

At the Department of Health (DOH) 7, health officials said the Covid-19 cases in Central Visayas have stabilized.

According to its data on April 14, the DOH 7 only reported 295 additional new cases—112 from Cebu City; 30, Mandaue City; 45, LapuLapu City; 74, Cebu Province; 16, Negros Oriental; and 18, Bohol.

Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, spokesperson of the DOH 7, said the number of cases has already stabilized -- the figures are playing around two digits.

As for Cebu City, which registered new cases in three digits, Loreche downplayed it, saying 112 new cases are still low considering the city’s population.

The Cebu City EOC and the DOH 7 differ in their numbers of new cases as the latter still subject EOC’s data to its vetting process.

She said the downtrend of most cases implies that the people are more cautious -- they wear masks when they go out and observe social distancing.

However, the downtrend could also mean only a few individuals got tested. The low testing could have been caused by molecular laboratories not operating during the Holy Week, said Loreche. (PAC/KFD)