Confirmed Covid-19 cases in PH reach 26K

TWO female employees of the Cebu Provincial Capitol were found positive for Covid-19.

Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia confirmed the matter during her regular press briefer held at the Capitol on Monday afternoon, June 15, 2020.

Aside from the two Capitol employees, around 269 new Covid-19 cases were also reported in Cebu Province on Monday.

Garcia said the two employees underwent a swab test last week and were found to be Covid-19-positive on Friday, June 12.

One of the two women worked under the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO).

Garcia refused to disclose what office the other employee was assigned in. Both are from Mandaue City, Garcia said.

The two are asymptomatic and are now in isolation.

Due to this, Garcia has ordered the distribution of steam inhalation kits and other health equipment in each department at the Capitol.

Garcia added that aside from those found positive at the Capitol, 269 of her constituents were also found infected with Covid-19 as of Monday.

Of the 269 new cases, 136 are asymptomatic, 84 are currently admitted in hospitals and 39 are in home isolation.

As of June 15, the Cebu Province has 426 Covid-19 cases with 37 deaths.

Mandaue City also reported 28 new Covid-19 cases on June 15.

According to the Mandaue City Public Information Office, all the new cases were from the community rather than the city jail.

The new cases came from the barangays of Opao (13), Banilad (five), Jagobiao (one), Tabok (one), Maguikay (one), Subangdaku (one) and Casili (six).

The personnel of the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office have decontaminated the residences of the patients.

Mandaue City has a total of 445 Covid-19 cases with 95 recoveries and 12 deaths.

In Talisay City, eight new Covid-19 cases were reported on June 15.

In his official Facebook page, Mayor Gerald Anthony Gullas Jr. said that of the eight new cases, three are health workers.

Talisay City now has 118 cases with 16 deaths.

In Lapu-Lapu City, 18 new cases were reported on June 15.

In his Facebook page, Mayor Junard Chan reported that of the 18 new cases, eight are from Sitio Seaside, Brgy. Pusok.

Lapu-Lapu City now has 189 Covid-19 cases with 15 deaths.

Meanwhile, the Department of Health (DOH) on June 15 reported an additional 490 confirmed cases of Covid-19 that brought the total count in the country to 26,420.

Of the total, 6,252 have recovered, including 298 that were reported in the last 24 hours.

Mortalities continued to increase, with the DOH reporting an additional 10 deaths, which raised the death toll to 1,098.

In its case bulletin, however, the agency noted that only four of these 10 deaths occurred in June, specifically three deaths on June 1 and one death on June 11. The rest occurred in the past months but were reported only in the last 24 hours.

Of the 490 additional cases reported on Monday, 348 were fresh cases and 142 were late cases.

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

Of the 348 fresh cases, 131 were from the National Capital Region (NCR), 79 from Central Visayas and 138 from other regions.

Among the late cases, 21 were from NCR, five from Central Visayas and 116 from other regions.

The DOH said that as of June 14, of the 18,888 active cases then, 2.1 percent were asymptomatic, 97.5 percent had mild symptoms, 0.3 percent (61 patients) had severe symptoms and 0.1 percent (17 patients) were critical. (ANV, KFD, NDT / JKV With a report from HDT / SunStar Philippines)