New cases recorded; recovery rate up in Cebu City

New cases recorded; recovery rate up in Cebu City

CEBU City's fight against the new coronavirus disease (Covid-19) is yet far from over as health authorities continue to record fresh cases.

However, the city is also advancing dramatically towards flattening the curve with a 60 percent recovery rate.

The city now has a total of 2,988 confirmed cases with 1,710 recoveries and 33 deaths.

"We should not be complacent, although we have a 60 percent recovery rate and lowest mortality rate in the country there are also many positives from the backlogs on the previous massive testing and contact tracing," Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella said.

The Cebu City Health Department (CCHD) recorded 106 new cases of coronavirus infections from 31 barangays.

The 106 new cases came from the Barangays Apas (five); Basak San Nicolas (one); Luz (one); Calamba (one); Camputhaw (three); Budlaan (one); Capitol (two); Cogon Pardo (two); Duljo (one); Ermita (nine); Inayawan (one); Kinasang-an (13); Labangon (three); Lahug (16); Lorega (three); Mambaling (one); Pahina Central (one); Pardo (three); Pasil (two); Punta (two); Quiot (seven); Cogon Ramos (one); T padilla (three); Talamban (one); Tinago (seven); Tejero (one); Tisa (two); Suba (two); Sawang (one); Sambag 2 (four); Sambag 1 (five); and one unverified address.

The health authorities also registered 83 new recoveries and one death as of Tuesday.

The new recoveries are from Barangays Ermita (11); Bacayan (one); Pasil (41); Suba (five); Mambaling (nine); San Nicolas Proper (four); Sawang (four) and Punta (eight).

Labella said the rise of fresh cases was because of the city's contact tracing efforts and massive testing.

"We don't want to loosen up yet and we want to continue tightening up, continue our GCQ status because if we will be classified as MGCQ, cinemas will open and contact sports are allowed. I think Cebu City is not ready because of the continuing rise of our cases although those are from the backlogs because of our rapid testing," Labella said.(Mildred V. Galarpe with RSR/PAC)


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