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Cebu City logs 151 Covid-19 recoveries in first 19 days of 2021

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CEBU City registered a total of 151 persons who recovered from Covid-19 in nine of the first 19 days of the new year, according to the statistics published by the health department’s Central Visayas office.

The city logged zero recoveries in 10 of the first 19 days of 2021.

The Department of Health (DOH) 7 reported that the number of recoveries picked up in the middle of January.

From Jan. 1 to 8, Cebu City registered 36 recoveries—only one on Jan. 5; 26, Jan. 6; and nine, Jan. 8, according to the Covid-19 bulletin of the DOH 7.

The city later saw an improvement after it logged 115 recoveries from Jan. 9 to 19—10 on Jan. 10; eight, Jan. 11; 16, Jan. 12; 36, Jan. 16; 35, Jan. 18; and 10, Jan. 19.

The 36 recoveries recorded last Jan. 16 is the highest number of recoveries Cebu City has so far this month.

New cases

A total of 700 new cases were reported in Cebu City in the first 19 days of 2021, according to the DOH 7 bulletin.

From Jan. 1 to 8, the city registered a total of 201 new Covid-19 cases—11 on Jan. 1; 24, Jan. 2; 16, Jan. 3; 15, Jan. 4; 34, Jan. 5; 35, Jan. 6; 20, Jan. 7; and 46, Jan. 8.

Cebu City recorded a total of 499 new cases from Jan. 9 to 19—54, Jan. 9; 49, Jan. 10; 23, Jan. 11; 46, Jan. 12; 50, Jan. 13; 33, Jan. 14; 61, Jan. 15; 56, Jan. 16; 44, Jan. 17; 41, Jan. 18; and 42, Jan. 19.

Cebu City logged its highest number of new cases in the past 19 days last Jan. 15 with 61 infections.

All the new cases were in double digits in the past 19 days. From Jan. 16 to 19, the new cases never went beyond 50 and below 40.

As of Jan. 19, Cebu City had a total of 11,515 cases—650 active cases, 10,164 total recoveries and 701 deaths.

Controlling the spread

As to Cebu City’s new cases of Covif-19, Dr. Michelle Linsalata of the City Health Department said the “numbers are plateauing.”

“All of them are new cases and none of them are close contacts,” she said.

Linsalata said: “This means that through our contact tracing, extraction and EOC (Emergency Operations Center) efforts and intervention, we are consistently managing to control the spread.” (KAL from PAC)


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