TALISAY City reported 71 new coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, bringing active cases in the southern Cebu city to 218, and leaving just one barangay infection-free.

The new cases ranged in age from 13 days old, a baby girl from Barangay Mohon, to 94 years old, a male from Barangay Bulacao.

The City Government said the 71 cases came from 18 barangays led by Biasong with nine cases, followed by Dumlog (7), San Isidro (7), San Roque (5), Bulacao (5), Tabunok (5), Lawaan 3 (5), Maghaway (4), Pooc (4), Lagtang (3), Lawaan 2 (3), Linao (3), Mojon (3), Cansojong (2), Poblacion (2), Candulawan (2), Camp 4 (1) and Lawaan 1 (1).

Four of the new cases were children under 11 years old. Specifically, two were six-year-olds, one was a four-year-old and the 13-day-old.

Eleven were senior citizens.

There are now active cases in 21 of Talisay’s 22 barangays. Only Barangay Manipis has no active case.

In response to the increasing number of Covid-19 cases, Talisay City Mayor Gerald Anthony “Samsam” Gullas Jr. said Monday that the City had established a second temporary treatment and monitoring facility (TTMF).

Located in Barangay Lagtang, the TTMF can accommodate up to 45 patients.

Gullas hopes the Lagtang TTMF can begin operating this week. The City is still providing improvements to the facility, such as providing a stable power supply.

Aside from the Lagtang facility, the City has an isolation facility at the Talisay City Central School in Barangay Poblacion that is operational.

That facility can accommodate a maximum of 60 patients, Gullas said.