Cebu City now has the highest number of coronavirus cases in the country.
On Sunday, the Queen City of the South has overtaken Quezon City with 1,571 cases.
As of today, the Cebu City Health Department logged 91 new cases, bringing the total from 1,571 to 1,662.
Of the newly reported cases in Cebu City, 56 are from barangay Tejero, 21 from Barangay Sawang Calero, 8 from Barangay Mambaling, 2 from Barangay Ermita, 1 from Barangay Duljo-Fatima, 1 from Barangay Sta Cruz, 1 from Barangay San Nicolas Proper, and 1 unverified.
The continuous rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Cebu City is due to the city’s massive testing efforts.
Most of the cases are asymptomatic.
The city has recorded only 12 deaths so far..
The latest area placed under total lockdown is Sitio Bagongbuhay in Barangay Carreta with 43 cases recorded over the weekend.
As per report, the source of the infection was a couple who went to Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center where the wife gave birth.
When they came back to the community, they tested positive for COVID-19.
The local government conducted contact tracing, and most of their neighbors tested positive.
This prompted the city to place the sitio on lockdown.
As of May 11, there are 11, 086 cases in the Philippines, with 726 deaths and 1,999 recoveries.
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