(UPDATED) The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) recorded 39 deaths from coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in 15 mountain barangays for the first 18 days of August 2021.
Councilor Joel Garganera, deputy chief implementer of the EOC, said the 39 mortalities brought the total deaths in Cebu City for the first 18 days of August to 156.
This means that one of every four Cebu City resident who died from Covid-19 from August 1 to 18 came from a mountain barangay.
Garganera said 30 deaths were reported in the northern mountain barangays of Cebu City while nine were from the southern mountain barangays. All were unvaccinated.
The mortalities were reported in Adlaon (3), Agsungot (1), Bacayan (7), Binaliw (4), Busay (7), Cambinocot (1), Guba (2), Pit-os (3), Pulangbato (1), Sirao (1), Babag (1), Buhisan (3), Buot (1), Kalunasan (3) and Sapangdaku (1).
The City Government has established a cluster clinic in Barangay Pit-os to cater to residents from the mountain villages. (JJL)