Covid-19 affects 33 health workers in Cebu

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THE number of healthcare workers in Cebu who are currently affected by coronavirus disease (Covid-19) has increased to 33, the Department of Health (DOH)-Central Visayas said Thursday, January 7, 2021.

Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, DOH-Central Visayas spokesperson, said of the number, 23 are asymptomatic, while the rest exhibited mild symptoms of the disease.

Loreche said only one is an employee of a private hospital, while the rest are from the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC).

She said those with mild symptoms are currently admitted in the hospital, while the rest are quarantined in a DOH facility.

Of the affected healthcare workers, 12 are nurses, nine are doctors, eight are institutional workers, one radiologic technician, two nursing attendant and one security personnel, Loreche added. (WBS)