The new cases brought to 372 the total number of affected persons deprived of liberty in the facility run by the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) in Barangay Kalunasan.
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COVID continues to plague City Jail
Mitchelle L. Palaubsanon, Alicia Ivy L. Chua (The Freeman) - May 22, 2020 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines — The City Jail is still plagued by coronavirus disease (COVID-19) with 23 of the 32 new cases recorded in Cebu City yesterday coming from the jail facility.

The new cases brought to 372 the total number of affected persons deprived of liberty in the facility run by the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) in Barangay Kalunasan.

The other new positive cases in the city are from Barangay Bulacao (2); and one each from Barangays Capitol Site, Mambaling, Sawang Calero, Suba, Sto. Niño, Ermita, Lahug, and San Nicolas.

As of yesterday, the total numbers of positive cases in Cebu City has already reached 1,814.

The City Health Department (CHD) also announced six recoveries yesterday from Barangays Sambag 2 and Mambaling. These bring to 114 the total number of covered patients in the city.

Talisay City

Meanwhile, Talisay City Mayor Gerald Anthony Gullas announced yesterday that the city has logged one more COVID-19 case. The patient is a 38-year-old male from Sitio Ilang-Ilang in Barangay San Isidro.

Gullas said the patient was admitted for tuberculosis at the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center on May 19. He was swabbed and tested positive for COVID-19.

The patient is still confined in the hospital while members of his family and neighbors who had close contact with him are already sent to a quarantine facility.

Gullas also said that 11 of the 16 individuals previously swabbed have tested negative of the virus.

"I’m really hoping that all of our contact tracing will come out negative. I hope and pray for that everyday. Kay pasabot wala makatakod sa komunidad," Gullas said.  FPL (FREEMAN)

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