CEBU City has breached the 6,000 mark after the City Health Department (CHD) recorded 152 new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) on Sunday, July 5, 2020.
The CHD also recorded 90 recoveries and one new fatality.
The new Covid-19 cases came from Barangays Apas (13), Bacayan (four), Banilad (three), Basak Pardo (one), Basak San Nicolas (five), Luz (two), Bonbon (one), Budlaan (two), Bulacao (one), Busay (one), Cambinocot (one) and Camputhaw (seven).
The other reported cases were from Capitol Site (23), Carreta (one), Ermita (one), Guadalupe (14), Guba (one), Hipodromo (three), Inayawan (two), Kalunasan (one), Kasambagan (three) and Labangon (three).
The rest came from Lahug (14), Lorega San Miguel (four), Mabolo (two), Mambaling (five), Pahina Central (three), Pardo (three), Punta Princesa (three), Quiot (six), Sambag 2 (three), San Antonio (three), San Jose (one), San Nicolas Proper (two), Sta. Cruz (two), T. Padilla (two), Talamban (three) and Tisa (one).
Two of the new Covid-19 patients have unverified addresses.
There was also one death recorded—a Barangay Ermita resident who died last July 1.
The recoveries are from Barangays Basak San Nicolas (11), Bulacao (one), Calamba (27), Cogon Ramos (four), Guadalupe (two), Labangon (three), Sambag 2 (three), Sawang Calero (37), Talamban (one) and Tisa (one).
Cebu City has a total of 6,142 Covid-19 cases, 3,233 recoveries and 221 mortalities.
Active cases in the city are 2,688.
Minglanilla reported four new Covid-19 cases, while Lapu-Lapu City reported 33 new cases.
Nationwide, the Department of Health (DOH) reported 2,434 cases — 1,147 fresh cases and 1,287 late cases —on Sunday.
This is highest number of confirmed cases reported in a single day.
The country’s total number of Covid-19 cases stands at 44,254.
The fresh cases were based on daily accomplishment reports submitted by only 58 out of 73 current operational labs.
Also on Sunday, the DOH announced on its Facebook Page 489 recoveries, bringing the total number of recoveries to 11,942.
Of the seven reported deaths on July 5, six (86 percent) occurred in June. Ten duplicates were removed from the total case count. The total cases reported may be subject to change as these numbers undergo constant cleaning and validation.
The country has 1,297 mortalities related to Covid-19.
As the country continues to ease community quarantine measures, the current rise in the number of cases may be attributed to the increased contact among the population.
The DOH urged the public to continue practicing general preventive measures, such as proper hand washing, physical distancing, wearing of mask, avoidance of non-essential travel outside their homes and to observe minimum health standards to prevent the transmission of Sars-CoV-2 virus, which causes Covid-19.
It also appealed to all establishments to implement minimum health standards in their premises and immediately report clustering of confirmed cases in their respective workplaces.
Meanwhile, the Philippine National Police (PNP) reported that 46 more police officers contracted Covid-19, bringing the total number of cases among its ranks to 861.
As of Saturday night, July 4, the PNP Health Service said that of the new cases, 25 are from the Police Regional Office (PRO) in Central Visayas, 19 from the National Capital Region Police Office and one each from PRO in Central Luzon and PRO in Davao Region.
A total of 407 PNP personnel have already recovered from the disease while the death toll stands at nine.
The PNP Health Service is also monitoring 746 probable cases and 1,151 suspected cases.
The PNP is currently waiting for the approval of the DOH regarding a suitable site for the proposed testing laboratory in Central Visayas.
On May 26, the PNP opened its first Covid-19 testing laboratory at Camp Crame in Quezon City. The facility is capable of conducting 150 tests per day.
PNP personnel are among the frontliners implementing quarantine measures to stop the spread of the Covid-19. (JJL, KAL, PNA)