Cebu City’s total coronavirus cases surged to 312 after 139 new cases mostly inmates of the city jail were confirmed positive for the disease, according to Mayor Edgar Labella.

Labella said the 6,000 inmates of the city’s detention center in Barangay Kalunasan recently underwent mass testing.

So far, Cebu City has 6 recoveries and six deaths from COVID-19.  This includes a 47-year-old male inmate who died in the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center on Sunday after being rushed to the hospital on Saturday.  The had difficulty breathing.  He was the sixth COVID-19 fatality in the city.

The entire Cebu province has 337 confirmed cases.  (Rommel F. Lopez)