DOH: Cases double in about a week

THE Cebu City Health Department (CHD) has recorded 104 new cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19), 65 new laboratory-negative and six additional fatalities on Friday, June 19, 2020.

The 104 new Covid-19 cases are from Barangays Adlaon (1), Basak San Nicolas (6), Bo. Luz (3), Buhisan (1), Bulacao (2), Busay (1), Calamba (3), Camputhaw (2), Capitol Site (2), Carreta (1), Cogon Pardo (1), Duljo Fatima (3), Guadalupe (10), Guba (1), Hipodromo (1), Inayawan (4), Kalunasan (1), Kamagayan (1), Kinasang-an (1), Labangon (5), Lahug (2), Mabolo (4), Mambaling (2), Pardo (2), Parian (1), Pasil (1), Punta Princesa (3), Quiot Pardo (3), Sambag I (4), Sambag II (6), San Antonio (2), Sawang Calero (2), Sirao (1), Suba (1), Talamban (2), Tejero (1), Tinago (1), Tisa (6), and Zapatera (1).

Meanwhile, the 65 new recoveries are from Basak Pardo (1), Basak San Nicolas (2), Bo. Luz (3), Bonbon (1), Camputhaw (4), Cogon Ramos (1), Ermita (2), Lahug (1), Suba (33), Sambag I (1), Tejero (13), and three from the Cebu City Jail.

Six new deaths were recorded in Barangays Camputhaw (3), San Roque (2), and Tinago (1).

The CHD wrote on its Facebook page that the number of deaths recorded in a day does not necessarily reflect the actual number of people who died on that day.

“These numbers may reflect those that were just recorded as of the day,” the CHD said.

Cebu City now has a total of 4,241 cases with 2,066 recoveries and 64 deaths.

Lapu-Lapu City

Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard "Ahong" Chan reported 19 new Covid-19 cases on Friday.

Chan said of the new cases, seven are from Barangay Looc while the others are from Barangays Pajo (2), Agus (2), Gun-ob (1), Mactan (1), Pajac (1), Pusok (1), Subabasbas (1), Basak (1), Bankal (1) and Ibo (1).

Chan said the new cases were brought to different isolation facilities, while health authorities continued to trace their close contacts.

With the city’s growing number of Covid-19 patients, Chan ordered police to strictly implement policies aimed to prevent the spread of the virus such as the wearing of face masks in public.

Those caught violating this health protocol will be reprimanded for the first offense, fined P1,000 for the second offense and fined P3,000 for the third offense.

Cebu Province

Covid-19 cases have reached 375 as of Friday, according to Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia.

Of the number, 145 showed no symptoms, 90 were confined in hospitals, and 61 were symptomatic and quarantined in different isolation facilities.

A total of 53 people have died in the province.

National tally

Nationwide, the Department of Health (DOH) reported an additional 661 cases of coronavirus infection in the country, bringing the total case count past 28,000.

As of 4 p.m. Friday, the total case count in the Philippines was 28,459, including 7,378 recoveries and 1,130 deaths.

DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said the Philippines has a case doubling time of 7.06, which means that cases double in about a week. (JJL, JKV, ANV, HDT)