DOH 7: Covid-19 active cases in Cebu City hover below 200

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THE number of Covid-19 active cases in Cebu City sank further to 174, after it registered a total of 9,380 recoveries from the respiratory illness on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020.

On Monday, Oct. 26, Cebu City recorded a total of 194 active cases and 9,351 recoveries, the Department of Health (DOH) 7 reported.

The below-200 active cases were a far cry from three months ago, when the city’s number of the coronavirus 2019 active cases was on a worrisome level as the infections continued to surge.

The city’s highest number of active cases was recorded last July 7—3,852.

On Sunday, Oct. 25, Cebu City logged a record-low in the number of new Covid-19 cases, with only two additional infections.

This was the lowest number of Covid-19 cases recorded in a day since the city’s quarantine status has been downgraded to modified general community quarantine.

Regionwide, Central Visayas only had 872 active cases, with a total of 19,989 recoveries and 1,338 deaths as of Oct. 27. On the same day, the region had 32 new cases.

As of Oct. 27, Cebu Province had the highest number of active cases at 341 with 5,483 recoveries and 382 deaths.

Lapu-Lapu City had 123 active cases, 2,231 recoveries and 103 deaths; Mandaue City had 76 active cases, 2,315 recoveries and 160 deaths; Bohol had 83 active cases, 376 recoveries and nine deaths; Negros Oriental had 69 active cases, 201 recoveries and five deaths; and Siquijor had six cases.

National stats

The DOH central office on Tuesday reported less than 2,000 new Covid-19 cases for the second straight day.

In its case bulletin, the DOH confirmed an additional 1,524 cases of coronavirus infection, bringing the total case count in the country to 373,144.

The agency also reported 353 new recoveries for a total of 328,602, or 88.1 percent of the caseload.

There were an additional 14 mortalities, raising the death toll to 7,053. The case fatality rate remained at 1.89 percent.

Negros Occidental province in Western Visayas topped the list of areas with the highest cases of new infections at 115, followed by Cavite with 76, Benguet with 72, Quezon City with 67 and Laguna with 65.

Bacolod City, the provincial capital of Negros Occidental, will remain under general community quarantine from Nov. 1 to 30, President Rodrigo Duterte announced in a recorded public address broadcast on Tuesday.

The DOH case bulletin also showed that 19,677 tests were conducted on Oct. 26 and 1,473 (7.5 percent) yielded positive results. (WBS, SunStar Philippines)