THE number of deaths due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) has hit the 100-mark with 11 new deaths recorded on June 24, 2020, the Cebu City Health Department (CHD) announced.
The 11 new fatalities were from Barangays Duljo (three), Camputhaw (two), Guadalupe (one), Lorega (two); Sambag 2 (one), Tinago (one) and T. Padilla (one).
The CHD indicated that the 11 fatalities did not happen in one day but on separate dates.
The total number of Covid-19 deaths in Cebu City is 100.
The CHD also recorded 60 new Covid-19 cases and 65 new laboratory-negative or recoveries.
The 60 new Covid-19 cases were from Barangays Apas (two), Basak Pardo (one), Basak San Nicolas (one), Luz (one), Busay (one), Camputhaw (two), Capitol Site (four), Cogon Pardo (one), Cogon Ramos (three), Day-as (one), Duljo (one), Ermita (one), Guadalupe (seven), Inayawan (one), Kalunasan (two), Labangon (one), Lahug (one), Mabolo (one), Mambaling (one), Pahina Central (four), Pardo (one), Punta Princesa (one), Sambag 1 (five); Sambag 2 (seven); San Antonio (one); San Roque (one); Talamban (two); Tejero (two); Tisa (one); and Zapatera (one).
The 65 new laboratory-negative cases were from Barrio Luz (two), Busay (two), Camputhaw (eight), Capitol Site (eleven), Carreta (seven), Hipodromo (one), Lahug (19), Mabolo (one), Pulangbato (five), Sambag 1 (one) and Sambag 2 (eight).
Cebu City now has a total of 4,539 Covid-19 positive patients. Of this number, 2,242 already yielded laboratory-negative results.
The total number of active Covid-19 cases in Cebu City is 2,197.
Other Covid-19 cases
As of June 24, Liloan had one confirmed Covid-19 case. The patient is a 29-year-old male from Purok Mangga, Barangay Yati, and is an emergency room nurse in Chong Hua Hospital in Mandaue City.
The town had a total 34 cases with 26 active cases, four recoveries and four deaths.
Consolacion, Liloan's neighboring town, reported seven new cases on the same day with four recoveries and one death. The town had a total of 93 confirmed cases.
Danao City also had one confirmed case as of June 24. The city has 10 total confirmed cases.
Mandaue City reported 11 new cases, bringing the total confirmed cases to 656 with 452 active cases, 187 recoveries and 17 deaths.
San Fernando town in Southern Cebu reported one new Covid-19 case. The patient is a 42-year-old woman who gave birth in a hospital in Talisay City. The town has a total of 34 confirmed cases.
In Lapu-Lapu City, 25 new cases were reported by health authorities.
Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard Chan announced on June 24 that he has tested negative for Covid-19.
He said his latest test result came out on June 24. Chan announced last June 12 that he tested positive of Covid-19. He was first swabbed on June 10.
As of June 23, Lapu-Lapu City had 304 Covid-19 cases. Chan said the cases increased due to the contact tracing efforts done by the authorities.
After learning that some of the fresh Covid-19 cases in Lapu-Lapu City were employees from different commercial establishments in the city, Chan urged workers to avoid eating their meals inside eateries.
This was because social distancing cannot be observed inside eateries with small spaces and the people who eat in such establishments would be vulnerable to the virus as they take off their masks before eating their meals.
The Department of Health (DOH) reported on June 24 an additional 357 fresh cases and 113 late cases of coronavirus infections, bringing the total case count in the country to 32,295.
The agency also reported that 214 more patients have recovered from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), increasing the recoveries to 8,656, while an additional 18 mortalities were listed, raising the death toll to 1,204 as of 4 p.m. Wednesday.
DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said only five of every 1,000 patients are suffering from the severe form of Covid-19 while only one of every 1,000 is in critical condition.
Among the fresh cases, 159 were from the National Capital Region (NCR), 141 from Central Visayas and 57 from other regions. Considered fresh cases are those whose test results were released only in the last three days.
Of the late cases, 66 from NCR, four from Central Visayas and 43 from other regions. Late cases are those results that were released at least four days ago but were validated by the Epidemiology Bureau only in the last 24 hours.
The DOH recorded on Tuesday, June 23, the highest single-day increase in fresh cases at 789 since it distinguished between fresh and late cases of infection on May 29. (JJL, MVI, NDT, LMY, GCM)