Cebu City Jail confirms 126 new COVID-19 cases inside facility, bringing total to 333

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Cebu City (CNN Philippines, April 30) - The number of COVID-19 infection inside Cebu City Jail continue to surge after 126 new cases were confirmed Thursday, bringing the total to 333.

No information was available on the breakdown of inmates and jail officers who are part of the latest case count.

But the director of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology in Central Visayas earlier said they are targeting everyone inside the jail, particularly all 6,600 inmates, to be tested for COVID-19.

Director Efren Nemeno said most of the positive cases in the facility either showed mild symptoms or were asymptomatic, which does not require hospitalization.

The BJMP regional director said those who were infected were isolated in the jail’s new annex building.

Cebu stringer Dale Israel contributed to this report