The number of cases tells a lot.
As of today, April 16, 2020 at 5PM, Cebu has recorded twenty-seven (27) new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in one day. 24 cases are from Cebu City in Brgy. Luz, while the other 3 are from Lapu-Lapu City. This brings a total of 90 confirmed cases recorded in entire Cebu.
All reported cases in Cebu City and Lapu-Lapu City are asymptomatic (showing no symptoms). Confirmed individuals in Cebu City will be housed in Barrio Luz National High School.
The sudden increase in confirmed infections is primarily because of the targeted mass testing being conducted by the local government with strict contact tracing procedures of those individuals already found positive. The Cebu City Government has secured around 34,000 swab kits for the mass testing.
The Department of Health Central Region VII (DOH-7) has also reported there were two hundred eleven (211) test results conducted in Central Visayas today, April 16.
As of April 16, 2020 at 5PM, there is now a total of 90 confirmed cases in entire Cebu with 20 recovered patients and 6 deaths.
Below is the breakdown of the confirmed cases in Cebu:
- 77 – Cebu City (+24 new today)
- 3 – Mandaue City
- 7 – Lapu-Lapu City (+3 new today)
- 3 – Cebu Province
We are all advised to continue to Stay At Home, practice good hygiene, and follow the authorities.
Meanwhile, in the Philippines as of April 16, 2020: the Department of Health reported 207 new confirmed cases, 82 new recoveries and 13 new deaths in the country. To date, the Philippines’ tally is 5,660 confirmed cases with 435 recoveries and 362 deaths.
The COVID-19 pandemic originated from Wuhan City in China that has affected nearly 200 countries and territories with more than 2 million confirmed cases and at least 95,000 deaths.