THE Department of Health (DOH) 7 reported 82 additional Covid-19-related deaths in Central Visayas on Monday, Aug. 16, 2021 bringing the total number of Covid-19 related mortalities in the region to 3,148.
With these newly reported deaths on Monday, Central Visayas logged a total of 624 deaths in just 16 days.
The region’s total number of Covid-related death as of July 31 was at 2,524.
In its Covid bulletin, the DOH 7, however, explained that these additional mortalities were not due to an overnight spike in deaths but because of a more accurate data collection and validation process.
Data from the DOH 7 showed that the 82 additional deaths recorded on Monday occurred between the month of July to the first two weeks of August.
Of the 82 additional validated and recorded deaths, 14 were reported in July and 68 were reported in August.
Of these, 33 deaths were recorded in Cebu Province, 24 in Cebu City, 20 in Lapu-Lapu City, and five in Mandaue City.
As of Monday, the DOH 7 data showed that the region’s case fatality ratio (CFR) was at 3.05 percent.
The CFR, as defined by the World Health Organization, estimates the proportion of deaths among identified confirmed cases of a disease.
The CFR percentage can be computed by dividing the number of deaths from the disease by the number of confirmed cases of the disease and then multiply the answer by 100.
Meanwhile, 787 new infections were also recorded on Monday which brought the cumulative count of cases to 103,129 in Central Visayas since the start of the pandemic in March 2020.
Of these total cases, 85,033 were tagged as recovered while 14,948 are active.
Of the total reported confirmed cases in Central Visayas, majority or 28,055 of them are individuals aged 21 to 30 years old, followed by the following age groups:
31 to 40 years old (20,625),
41 to 50 years old (14,379),
51 to 60 years old (12,260),
11 to 20 years old (9,668),
61 to 70 years old (7,872),
1 to 10 years old (4,860),
71 to 80 years old (3,590), and
81 years old and above (1,322).
A total of 498 children below one year old were also infected by the coronavirus in the region, according to data from the DOH 7.