WITH 32 additional recoveries, the total number of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) patients in Cebu City who have recovered stands at 4,367.
In Central Visayas, the number of recoveries totaled 6,065 with 653 deaths.
The Department of Health (DOH) 7 logged 271 additional cases at 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 18, 2020, bringing the total number of active Covid-19 cases in the region to 6,720.
A total of 2,010 laboratory results were released on Saturday from the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center Subnational Laboratory (738) and the Cebu TB Reference Laboratory (1,191) in Cebu City and the ARC Hospital (81) in Lapu-Lapu City.
Of the active cases, 2,558 are admitted in hospitals while 4,162 are in isolation.
Of the new cases, 77 were recorded in Cebu City (3,210 active cases); 37 in Mandaue City (928 active cases); 38 in Lapu-Lapu City (916 active cases); 118 in Cebu Province (1,599 active cases); and one in Bohol (25 active cases).
Negros Oriental recorded no new case and its active cases remain at 42, while Siquijor remains Covid-19 free as of Saturday.
Talisay City has the highest number of Covid-19 cases in Cebu Province at 637 with 21 new cases and 21 additional reported recoveries.
Minglanilla came in second with 292 confirmed cases with four new cases and four additional recoveries.
The northern Cebu town of Consolacion followed with 267 confirmed cases with three new cases and three reported recoveries.
Nationwide, total coronavirus infections jumped to more than 67,000 Sunday, July 19, as the DOH recorded more than 2,000 additional cases in a single day again.
As of 4 p.m. Sunday, the DOH listed a total of 67,456 cases, including 2,241 confirmed new cases based on reports from 74 testing laboratories.
The DOH also announced 58 additional mortalities, mostly from Central Visayas, raising the death toll to 1,831.
Of the 58 deaths, 25 occurred in July and 33 in June.
Fifty-four, or 93 percent, were from Central Visayas while one each from National Capital Region (NCR), Ilocos, Zamboanga Peninsula and Davao regions were recorded.
Of the 54 deaths in Central Visayas, 33 occurred in June and 21 in July.
Central Visayas includes Cebu City, which has been identified as another epicenter of the Covid-19 epidemic in the Philippines.
An additional 398 patients have recovered, increasing the total recoveries to 22,465.
Of the total cases, 43,160 were active cases as of Sunday. DOH removed 89 duplicates from the case count.
Among the 2,241 new cases Sunday, the bulk at 1,625 came from NCR or Metro Manila, 115 from Laguna, 76 from Cavite, 75 from Rizal and 55 from Cebu.
Nine out of 10, or 90.1 percent, of the cases were mild, while four out of every 1,000 were severely ill and another four out of 1,000 were in critical condition. The rest, or 9.1 percent, have not developed symptoms or were asymptomatic. (WBS, MVI)