CEBU City Mayor Edgardo Labella on Friday shared the good news that 321 patients in the city have recovered from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in a single day, bringing the total number of recoveries to 792.
"Good news! Of the confirmed 2,144 Covid-19 cases, Cebu City has 321 recoveries and our total cases who have recovered are now 792. This constitutes 36.9 percent of the active cases,” Labella said in Cebuano.
He said Cebuanos could expect more patients to be discharged from the barangay isolation centers (BICs) or the Bayanihan Cebu Field Center at the old campus of the Sacred Heart School here.
“Akong tan-aw more recoveries are coming (As I see it, more recoveries are coming),” Labella said, noting that the Covid-19 fatality rate in the city remains at 1.26 percent, which he described as “pinakagamay sa tibuok Pilipinas (the lowest in the Philippines).”
According to records of the Cebu City Health Department (CCHD), most of the patients who were declared recovered on Friday were from Barangay Mambaling where 279 individuals tested negative for the virus.
Mambaling is the village where Alaska, the sitio (sub-village) placed under lockdown by Labella due to the high incidence of Covid-19, is situated.
Other patients who have recovered came from Tejero (22), Labangon (15), Mabolo (2), Lahug (1), Capitol Site (1), and Luz (1).
Meanwhile, the CCHD recorded 89 new COVID-19 cases on Friday with two new fatalities.
Of the 89 new cases, Ermita has the most number with 26, while Mambaling has 13, and Pasil has eight.
The other villages with new cases are Sawang Calero (7); Sambag 2 (5); San Nicolas-Proper (4); Mabolo and Labangon (3 each); Camputhaw, Duljo-Fatima, Capitol Site, and Basak-San Nicolas (2 each); Luz, Tinago, Tejero, Suba, Cogon, Tabunan, Apas, Carreta, Lahug, Punta Princesa, San Antonio, and Guadalupe (1 each).