Just 24 active cases in Cebu City on eve of election day – EOC
Cebu City only has 24 active COVID-19 cases on the eve of the May 9, 2022 National and Local Elections, solidifying the Emergency Operations Center’s declaration earlier that there would be no lockdown after the elections.
The 24 cases noted are from April 28 to May 7. EOC data yesterday showed there were only three new cases noted.
To prove that the EOC is not relaxing in its Covid-19 efforts, contact tracing has remained, with 612 tested on May 7 and only three turning out positive. This brings the daily positivity rate at 0.50%.
The active cases are spread in 17 barangays while 63 others no longer have reported transmission in their areas.
The remaining barangays still with cases include Apas and Luz with three each; Basak San Nicolas, Guadalupe, Inayawan, Sambag 2 and Talamban with two each; Babag, Banilad, Camputhaw, Cogon Ramos, Lorega-San Miguel, Pahina Central, Paril, Pit-os, Punta Princesa and Tisa with one active case each.
Majority of the active cases are just under home isolation and only four are in hospitals while two have been endorsed outside the city and another one in another isolation center.
The latest additions are currently being contact traced. Two of the three additional cases are under the 21 to 30 years old while the other one is 41-50. So far, no deaths have been noted in the month of May.
Earlier, EOC deputy chief implementer and city councilor Joel Garganera dismissed rumors of a possible lockdown after the elections.
Garganera said, the figures don’t lie and they show that the City of Cebu, especially the hospitals, are in the pink of health.