No new cases logged in Cebu City's COVID-19 'epicenter'

Annie Perez, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 21 2020 08:57 PM

CEBU CITY - There were no new cases of the novel coronavirus disease recorded Tuesday in Sitio Zapatera, the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in Cebu City.

The number of confirmed cases in the community, which is part of Cebu City's Barangay Luz, remains at 135.

The 7 new cases recorded in the entire city on Tuesday are from other barangays. The city's cumulative total number of cases climbed to 173.

Barangay Luz remains under lockdown. Residents who are COVID-19 positive will be relocated to a quarantine facility once it is ready.

Barangay officials are working on making the facility ready to accommodate patients by Tuesday night.

Out of 135 cases in the Sitio Zapatera, 13 patients are showing mild symptoms while 1 is in the hospital. The rest are asymptomatic.

As of Tuesday, the Philippines has a total of 6,599 confirmed COVID-19 cases. Of this number, 654 have recovered and 437 have died.