THE number of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases in Cebu City has gone down in the last two weeks.
According to City Councilor Joel Garganera, deputy chief implementer of the City’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC), the decrease of Covid-19 cases during this period was the reason fewer recoveries were recorded in the last three days.
Based on the data of the Department of Health (DOH) 7, the city logged only 17 recoveries in the last three days, or 12 on April 14, four on April 15 and one on April 16.
The DOH 7 data showed that Cebu City recorded 893 Covid-19 cases from April 3 to April 16.
Since March, Covid-19 cases have started to decline with the city logging daily cases in the double digits unlike in the months of January and February when it logged daily cases in the triple digits.
“So far, so good. We’re good,” said Garganera on Saturday, April 17.
According to the EOC’s data, Cebu City has 785 active cases as of April 16.
Its total number of cases has reached 22,646 with 21,030 recoveries and 831 mortalities.
It has a positivity rate of 9.61 percent out of the 235,671 individuals tested since last year.
All the city’s 80 barangays in Cebu City have recorded coronavirus cases, but 17 have not reported any case in the last 10 days, while 63 have active transmission.
Barangay Guadalupe has recorded the most Covid-19 cases in the last 10 days with 57; followed by Lahug with 50 cases; Tisa, 38; Apas, 33; and Punta Princesa, 32.
The critical care occupancy rate in 15 hospitals in the city is only 27 percent of the 938 total beds dedicated for Covid-19 patients.
Meanwhile, the DOH reported 11,101 additional coronavirus infections, raising the number of active cases in the country to 203,710, the highest since the pandemic started.
The new cases also brought the total case count to 926,052.
There were 72 additional mortalities, the lowest in nine days. The death toll from Covid-19 increased to 15,810. The case fatality rate decreased to 1.71 percent.
There were 799 new recoveries, bringing the total to 706,532.
The daily positivity rate was 17.7 percent out of 43,574 tested for the virus as of noon of April 16.