Cebu City sees only 39 new cases on Oct. 16

CEBU City logged only 39 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, bringing the city’s total active cases to 409.

A total of 778 samples were tested on Saturday, and 5.01 percent of samples yielded positive results, according to the data provided by City Councilor Joel Garganera, deputy chief implementer of the Emergency Operations Center.

The 5.01 percent daily positivity rate is slightly above the five percent threshold of the World Health Organization in terms of positivity rate.

Halfway into this month, Cebu City also logged only 18 deaths of confirmed Covid-19 patients.

Last September, the City had a total of 127 Covid-19 deaths. (WBS)