On Tuesday afternoon, Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia has reported there are seventy-five (75) new confirmed COVID-19 cases recorded today, April 28.
73 new cases are from Cebu City, 1 is from Mandaue City, and the other 1 is from Cebu Province in Bantayan Island; the first confirmed case in the municipality and in northern Cebu.
Gov. Gwen also confirmed that the patient from Bantayan is currently admitted at Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center in Cebu City. The health authorities are still getting the patient’s case history, and contact tracing is being initiated.
The Municipality of Bantayan Island has confirmed this report and said the patient is from Brgy. Kabac, Bantayan Island. Below is the municipality’s official statement:
Bantayan town now has its first Covid-19 virus Positive case from Brgy. Kabac. Patient has been admitted at VSMMC since Thursday, April 23.
The DOH and Municipal Government are currently conducting contact tracing and isolation measures.
Meanwhile, we continue with stricter disinfection measures. Social Distancing.Wash your hands frequently. Wear your mask always. Stay At Home.
As of April 28, 2020, the whole island of Cebu now has a total of 595 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 25 recoveries and 9 deaths