Cebu City hospital occupancy rate returns to safe levels
The occupancy rate in hospitals in Cebu City has gone back to a safe zone after almost two months of straddling moderate to high-risk levels.
The occupancy rate continued to ease up to 46.4% between the 15 hospitals on September 20, 2021 according to data from the Cebu City’s Emergency Operations Center sent out on Wednesday, September 22. According to the latest update, of the total 906 beds across hospitals in the city, 420 are occupied while 486 are vacant.
Cebu City faced its worst occupancy status from the last week of July to early August as it reached the high-risk classification of 70% occupancy. Three of its major hospitals also reached the critical levels of an occupancy rate of 85%.
The resulted in the city being upgraded to the modified enhanced community quarantine status- the second most restrictive quarantine status-for the entire month of August.
Currently, Cebu is under the least restrictive general community quarantine. According to data from DOH-Central Visayas, Cebu City’s active cases or number of people sick with COVID-19 stands at 2,507 as of September 21. Of this, 65 new cases were recorded that day alone. The city’s cumulative total of COVID-19 cases reached 39,955. Deaths stand at 1,330 and recoveries at 36,118.