EOC: 5 barangays report new Covid cases

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IN TWO days, the number of barangays in Cebu City that reported no coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases in the past 14 days dropped from 52 to 47.

This was based on the data provided by City Councilor Joel Garganera, deputy chief implementer of the city’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC), on Dec. 30, 2020 and Jan. 1, 2021.

That leaves 33 of the city’s 80 barangays with active cases.

Only four barangays have not recorded any Covid-19 cases since the start of the pandemic in March. They are Barangays Buot, Taptap, Paril and Sudlon 1

The number of active Covid-19 cases in the city remains at 108.

Overall, the city has logged 10,842 Covid-19 patients with 10,044 having already recovered, or a recovery rate of 92.63 percent. The death toll has not changed and is still 690.

The EOC data also shows that from Dec. 18 to Dec. 31, social gatherings were the second major source of outside transmission in the city, accounting for 18.66 percent of cases.

Transmission in the workplace retains the number one spot with 37.73 percent of cases.

Based on the current trend of transmission, outside transmission accounts for 54.08 percent of new cases, while household transmission accounts for 45.91 percent.

Other major causes of outside transmission include inbound travelers (9.43 percent) and prison facilities involving persons deprived of liberty (5.66 percent). (JJL)