Central Visayas logs lowest cases of COVID-19 this year, so far

Caecent No-ot Magsumbol (The Freeman) - May 5, 2021 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines —  For the first time this year, all the highly urbanized cities and provinces in Central Visayas have posted single digit in the daily cases of COVID-19.

Overall, there were only 27 new cases for Central Visayas, however, it can also be noted that these results are only from 930 laboratory results released.

During weekends and holidays though, a low turnout is expected as not all testing centers are open in those times.

Cebu City which led in the second surge of COVID-19 in the first three months of this year, posted only nine new cases in May 3, the lowest daily new cases for this year.

In the Department of Health-VII’s case bulletin in May 3, Cebu City has a total of 819 active cases including the nine new ones, Lapu-Lapu City with 541 including the five additional cases and Mandaue City with 398 with only three of it are new.

Cebu Province, for its part, only has 777 active cases left based on DOH-VII’s data as well including the additional nine new ones.

Bohol only has one additional case making it 1,044 active cases for them while Negros Oriental has 468 and Siquijor with seven. Both Negros Oriental and Siquijor do not have additional cases posted on May 3.

Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella said not because cases are going down that everyone can now lower their guards.

“We will continue to strictly enforce the minimum health protocols. While niluag ta, dili ta mokompyansa kay naa pa gihapon ang virus gyud,” said Labella.

Labella is set to lift the liquor ban and has reopened the Cebu City Sports Center.

“Bisan ang mga nakapabakuna na, likayan ang pundok-pundok. Niubos gyud ang atong cases karon, pero dili nagpasabot nga mokompyansa ta, mas labing gikinahanglan nga magmatngon ta kay ang virus nia pa gatuyok-tuyok,” said Labella.

Labella reminded everyone of what is happening in Manila and other areas where cases have gone high resulting to be under the strictest quarantine classification because of complacency.

“Ang Manila, ang ubang lugar nisaka tungod kay ingon ta o ingnon na lang pud nato nga murag nikompyansa,” said Labella.

Labella also thanked everyone for the cooperation.

“Karon salamat mga katawhan sa inyong pagduyog. Pero dili ta mokompyansa, no let up gyud, kinahanglan relentless gyud ta,” said Labella. — GMR (FREEMAN)

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