Cebu City has over 1,000 confirmed coronavirus cases

Ryan Macasero
Cebu City has over 1,000 confirmed coronavirus cases

Rappler.com

Cebu City has the 2nd highest number of coronavirus infections in the country. Most cases are in the barangays of Mambaling, Luz, Labangon and Suba.

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City hit 1,000 confirmed coronavirus cases this week.

At least 188 new coronavirus cases were reported on Monday evening, May 4.

The new cases are in the following areas:

  • Barangay Mambaling – 185
  • P Del Rosario Extension, Sambag Uno – 1
  • Sawang Calero – 1
  • Barangay Suba – 1

This brings the city’s total to 1,089 confirmed coronavirus cases. 

This makes Cebu the city with the second highest number of confirmed coronavirus infections in the country after Quezon City with 1,367 cases

This is mainly due to efforts by the Cebu City government to ramp up testing. 

While the national Department of Health guidelines recommend testing for those showing symptoms, Cebu City tests everyone. According to Mayor Edgar Labella, about 80% of those who tested positive did not have any symptoms.

Majority of the cases were in 4 barangays and the Cebu City Jail.

Mambaling surpassed the number of positive cases of Barangay Luz, where Sitio Zapatera is. Mambaling now has 251 positive cases, while Luz has 192.

Barangays Suba and Labangon both have 125 cases each, while the Cebu City Jail has 332 cases.

Barangay Mabolo also reported its first two confirmed cases, which prompted targeted mass testing via swabbing in the area.

As of May 5, the Philippines has 9,684 confirmed cases with 637 deaths and 1,408 recoveries. – Rappler.com

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Ryan Macasero

Ryan covers social welfare for Rappler. He started at Rappler as social media producer in 2013, and later took on various roles for the company: editor for the #BalikBayan section, correspondent in Cebu, and general assignments reporter in the Visayas region. He graduated from California State University, East Bay, with a degree in international studies and a minor in political science. Outside of work, Ryan performs spoken word poetry and loves attending local music gigs. Follow him on Twitter @ryanmacasero or drop him leads for stories at ryan.macasero@rappler.com