No Covid-19 transmission recorded by EOC in Cebu City health facilities

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FOR the first time since May, there has been no recorded Covid-19 transmission among the health care workers of health facilities in Cebu City for the past 13 days.

This was what Cebu City Councilor Joel Garganera, Emergency Operations Center (EOC) deputy chief implementer, announced on Nov. 5, 2020.

“This tells us that along with the decreasing number of Covid-19 cases in the community, there is also a great improvement of the implementation of health protocol in our hospitals,” said Garganera.

The EOC has been monitoring all the health care facilities located in Cebu City, from infirmary to tertiary level hospitals.

Garganera said weeks ago, there was a hospital in the city wherein about 15 of its health care workers contracted the virus.

The EOC met with the hospital administrator and revisited the protocol implemented in the facility.

The press tried to ask for the number of health care workers who contracted the disease since the start of the pandemic, but is still unavailable as of writing.

Cebu City, as of Nov. 4, has a total of 10,274 Covid-19 cases.

Of the number, 92.33 percent or 9,486 have recovered, leaving 107 active Covid-19 cases, based on the data of the EOC.

The deaths due to Covid-19 have reached 680 or a case fatality rate of 6.61 percent.

Cebu City has 11.70 percent positivity rate out of the 87,804 individuals tested.

There are also 44 barangays that have “zeroed in transmission” or barangays which have had no active cases of Covid-19 for the past 14 days.

For the occupancy of the quarantine facilities in the city, there are 49 patients staying at the New Normal Oasis for Adaptation and a Home while there are 12 at the IC3 Bayanihan Center.

There are also 16 Covid-19 patients staying at the barangay isolation centers.

Garganera reminded the public not to be complacent and to continue observing the health protocol. / JJL