More recoveries than new Covid-19 cases in Central Visayas


Central Visayas logged more recoveries than new cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) yesterday, data from the regional health office showed.

The Department of Health in the region (DOH–7) reported that they had recorded 674 more patients who have recovered from the infection as of Thursday afternoon.

Bulk of the new recoveries reported came from Cebu City, with 469. The 89 others are from Mandaue City; 37 from Lapu-Lapu City, and 75 from Cebu province. The provinces of Negros Oriental and Bohol also logged three and one new recoveries respectively. (

New cases, on the other hand, were 247. Of this number, 97 are from Cebu City, 87 are from Cebu province while 34 and 24 are from the cities of Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu, respectively.

This development brings the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the region to 11,396, and the total recoveries to 4,522.

DOH–7 also recorded 32 new deaths related to the highly infectious disease, bringing the total number of mortalities in the region to 501.

With Central Visayas’ breaching the 4,000-mark in the number of recoveries, its figures of active cases have slightly dropped. It decreased to 6,373 on Thursday from Wednesday’s 6,955.