KABANKALAN City has recorded 58 new confirmed coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases in a day on Thursday, April 8, 2021.
The city government, in a Facebook post, said data from the City Health Office showed that the 58 new cases came from 178 persons who were subjected to swab tests on Tuesday, April 6.
These are on top of the suspected cases that will be subjected to testing at the Philippine Red Cross-Negros Occidental molecular laboratory.
The positive Covid-19 patients have been extracted and isolated at the city's four healing facilities and in various provincial government-operated healing centers, it added.
As of April 9, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the city reached 660.
Of the number, 108 were active cases, 544 recovered and eight died.
Amid the surge in Covid-19 cases in the city, Mayor Pedro Zayco has ordered the temporary banning of transient vendors at the public plaza effective Friday, April 9.
The mayor also ordered the strict implementation of City Ordinance 2020-004 that mandated residents to observe minimum health protocols and enforcement corresponding penalties for violators.