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Latest patient brings number of COVID-19 cases in Cebu to 29

/ 10:32 PM April 02, 2020
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CEBU CITY — Another patient in Cebu City tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in Cebu to 29.

In its latest report released on Thursday evening, the Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) said the new case involved a 42-year-old man with mild symptoms and is on strict home isolation.

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Outside of Cebu, four cases were reported in Negros Oriental and one in Bohol Province.

On the other hand, four patients have recovered from COVID-19 in Cebu, said DOH-7 Director Jaime Bernadas in a statement released to local media. This brings the total number of recoveries to six in Cebu.

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“The slow increase in the detected positive cases of COVID-19 should not be taken as a sign of success of our containment measures,” said Bernadas in a statement released to the media.

“However, the increasing number of confirmed patients that have recovered gives us hope that COVID-19 is manageable.”

As of April 2, a total of 80 tests were conducted at the sub-national laboratory at the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center. At least 79 tests yielded negative for the COVID-19.

In a press conference, Cebu Gov. Gwen Garcia said there are a total of 9,111 Persons Under Monitoring in the entire Province and 9 Persons Under Investigation.

There are also 1,475 people that have completed their 14-day mandatory home quarantine from the different towns and cities of Cebu Province.

Edited by JPV

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