Health situation in Cebu City, Western Visayas improve as COVID cases drop
CEBU CITY — Cases of COVID-19 in this city and Western Visayas region have gone down amid the rollout of vaccines as well as the observance of health protocols, officials said.
From two digits in the past weeks, the number of daily COVID-19 cases in Cebu City dropped to just seven on Monday.According to the city’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC), the figure was the lowest since the third wave of infections began around May.
In the past 10 days, Cebu City recorded 344 active cases of COVID-19 while 27 of its 80 barangays had no reported infection in the same period.Councilor Joel Garganera, deputy chief implementer of the EOC, credited the development to the hard work of all front-liners and the cooperation of residents.
“This is a very good sign, but we should not be complacent because complacency is our No. 1 enemy. We should instead be careful and mindful that the virus victimized us three times already,” he said.Since the number of infected individuals went down, Cebu City’s critical care utilization rate also dropped as there were only 195 patients left in 15 private and public hospitals in the city.