THE Cebu City Government has recorded 321 new laboratory-negative or recoveries and 89 new cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) on May 29, 2020.
The bulk of the new laboratory-negative cases came from Barangay Mambaling with 279. Other laboratory-negative or recoveries came from Barangays Tejero (22); Labangon (15); Mabolo (two); and one each from Lahug, Capitol Site and Luz.
Cebu City now has 792 laboratory-negative or recovery cases or 36.9 percent recovery rate.
This is the highest recorded laboratory-negative number in a single day to date.
The new cases, meanwhile, came from Barangays Duljo (two); Mambaling (13); Sambag 2 (five); Camputhaw (two); San Nicolas Proper (four); Sawang Calero (seven); Tinago (one); Luz (one); Tejero (one); Suba (one); Ermita (26); Guadalupe (one); Pasil (eight); Basak San Nicolas (two); Punta Princesa (one); Labangon (three); Lahug (one); Carreta (one); Mabolo (three); Capitol Site (two); Apas (one); San Antonio (one); Cogon Pardo (one); and Tabunan (one).
The Cebu City Health Department also recorded two new fatalities, bringing the total number of mortalities in the city to 27.
Cebu City now has 2,144 Covid-19 positive patients.
In Mandaue City, four persons, including two inmates of the city jail, were found positive of Covid-19 on Friday, May 29.
The other two patients are a 19-year-old woman and a 65-year-old man living in Pacencia Compound in Barangay Tipolo. Both had direct contact with a patient who earlier tested positive of Covid-19.
Mandaue City now has 242 Covid-19 cases, with 12 recoveries and four deaths.
Meanwhile, Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard Chan has disclosed that a resident of Barangay Basak was found positive of Covid-19 on Friday, May 29.
The patient has been brought to a hospital and is currently being treated, Chan added.
Lapu-Lapu City now has 92 Covid-19 cases with 40 recoveries.
In Cebu Province, three new Covid-19 cases were reported by local officials on Friday, May 29.
Of the three new cases, two were from Minglanilla town and one from Cordova town, said Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia.
The two cases from Minglanilla are women, ages 57 and 33, both belonging to the same family. They are now admitted in a private hospital in Cebu City.
The patient from Cordova town is an old case but was found positive in a repeat test.
The number of Covid-19 cases in Cebu Province has reached 147. (JJL, JKV, ANV)