227 seek medical attention in Cebu City over the weekend

THE Department of Health Central Visayas (DOH 7) recorded a total of 227 individuals who sought medical attention on January 14 and 15 during the Fiesta Señor and Sinulog Festival 2023 celebrations.

In a statement released Monday, January 16, the DOH said the figure includes those medical consultations logged from January 14 to 15 in Cebu City.

The results were collected by the DOH 7's Regional Health Emergency Management Services (RHEMS) section, as it implemented an active response and operation during the Sinulog activities.

Out of the 227, 140 complained of neurological-related ailments such as headaches and dizziness.

Twenty-nine complained of cardio-related ailments such as hypertension, hypotension (low blood pressure), and chest pain, among others.

Other illnesses logged were trauma-related (wounds, lacerations-deep cuts or tear), gastro-related (abdominal pain, loose bowel movement), and respiratory-related (difficulty in breathing, asthma), among others.)

Of these, 10 were rushed to health facilities by the emergency team, seven of whom were already discharged, and three remained in observation.

Meanwhile, there were a total of 79 coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases logged in Central Visayas but no critical cases from January 8 to January 14, 2023.

This was lower compared to the 98 cases recorded, with one critical case, from January 1 to January 7 this year.

The average daily case count in the region also decreased to 11 from 14 on January 7.

The number of deaths increased to five from four. (HIC)