Cebu City logs more COVID recoveries than new cases


Cebu City has recorded more recoveries than new coronavirus (Covid-19) positive cases yesterday.

Twenty-four patients recovered from the deadly disease, bringing the total number of recoveries to 102 as of May 17, according to Mayor Edgardo Labella.

Of the 24 recovered cases, 23 are from Barangay Luz while the other one is from Barangay Pardo. (

Labella said these patients were placed on isolation after testing positive for Covid-19. Most of them are from Sitio Zapatera in Barangay Luz. As of Saturday, Luz has already a total of 99 recoveries.

On one hand, the City Health Department (CHD) announced 21 more cases. Most of the new cases are from Barangay Sawang Calero (12), Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) male dormitory (6), and three from Sitio Negative in Barangay Carreta.

The additional cases have increased to 1,740 the total number of infected persons in the city.

The CHD and the Department of Health are closely monitoring the patients inside the Barangay Isolation Center and also those who are isolated at home.