Mandaue City recorded only 94 active coronavirus cases on Thursday, October 15.
The city’s COVID-19 case bulletin also reported 5 recoveries, 5 deaths, and 4 new confirmed cases on Wednesday.
The cities of Cebu, Mandaue, and Lapu-Lapu made up a majority – about 70% – of Central Visayas' 21,667 total cases, but have all seen a significant drop in cases since August.
On Saturday, October 10, Lapu-Lapu was the first of the bigger Metro Cebu cities to report a day with zero new cases.
Cebu City, which was once called a "second epicenter" of the COVID-19 outbreak, closed another isolation facility earlier this week due to underuse. (READ: Isolation centers close as new COVID-19 cases drop to record low in Cebu City)
In a message relayed by Executive Secretary John Eddu Ibañez, Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes said, “Ang pag us-os sa atong mga COVID-19 cases sa dakbayan tungod ni sa pagtinabangay sa atoang mga frontliners sa dakbayan ug sa atong mga health workers sa private ug public sector.”
(The decrease in COVID-19 cases in our city is due to the cooperation of our frontliners and health workers from the private and public sector.)
“Atoa pa gyud pun-an ang atoang pagtinabangay aron padayon pa gyud nga mo kunhod ang kaso sa COVID-19 sa Mandaue,” Cortes added.
(We will contribute more to our collaborations so that we can continuously lessen the cases of COVID-19 in Mandaue.)
In the bulletins, the city clarified that their database includes non-residents from the city or those who are temporarily staying in the city’s hospitals.
Central Visayas currently has about 964 active cases total, with 1,304 deaths.
The Philippines reported 2,261 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, October 15, pushing the total up to 348,698. Of this number, 48,040 are still active, 294,161 have recovered and 6,497 have died. – Rappler.com