Cebu logs 384 new cases on March 17

On Wednesday night, the Department of Health Central Visayas (DOH-7) released its official, consolidated data of the COVID-19 cases in the region as of March 17, 2021.

Today, the whole island of Cebu — Cebu City, Lapu-Lapu City, Mandaue City, and the Cebu Province — recorded 384 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, 172 new recoveries, and 1 new death. This brings Cebu’s total confirmed cases to 42,210, while the active cases increased to 6,554 (from 6,341).

Breakdown of cases:

Cebu City
– Total confirmed: 20,145 (+137 new)
– Total recoveries: 16,559 (+0 new)
– Total deaths: 774 (+1 new)
– Active cases: 2,812

Lapu-Lapu City
– Total confirmed: 5,066 (+67 new)
– Total recoveries: 3,849 (+1 new)
– Total deaths: 130 (+0 new)
– Active cases: 1,087

Mandaue City
– Total confirmed: 5,095 (+47 new)
– Total recoveries: 3,724 (+92 new)
– Total deaths: 192 (+0 new)
– Active cases: 1,179

Cebu Province
– Total confirmed: 11,904 (+133 new)
– Total recoveries: 9,915 (+79 new)
– Total deaths: 513 (+0 new)
– Active cases: 1,476

Summary of COVID-19 cases in Cebu:

  • Total Active Cases in Cebu: 6,554
  • Total Confirmed Cases in Cebu: 42,210 (+384 new)
  • Total Recoveries in Cebu: 34,047 (+172 new)
  • Total Deaths in Cebu: 1,609 (+1 new*)

A total of 3,376 laboratory results were released for today.

NOTES from DOH-7:

  • *As per DOH-7, the additional deaths in the report are not due to the overnight spike in deaths but due to more accurate data collection and validating efforts. Not all of those deaths occurred today but occurred more than a week ago.
  • Reports maybe subject to change as these claims undergo thorough validation by the local healthcare offices and health personnel.

DOH-7 Full Report (Central Visayas):

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