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Big hospitals in Cebu City in ‘critical’ level due to surge in COVID-19 cases

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 12:48 PM July 02, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Big hospitals in Cebu City are already in “critical” level due to the surge of cases of coronavirus disease in the city, the Department of Health (DOH) said Thursday.

Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said the city’s overall critical care resources such as isolation beds and mechanical ventilators is “nearing critical point,” while big hospitals are already swamped with patients.

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“‘Yung ating malalaking hospital sa Cebu city ay nandoon na sa critical na marami na talagang naka-admit at ‘yung mechanical ventilators nila ay maraming gumagamit,” she said.

(Big hospitals in Cebu City are nearing critical point where many people are admitted due to COVID-19 and mechanical ventilators are being used.)

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For example, nearly all or 98 percent of beds designated for COVID-19 patients at the Chong Hua Hospital are currently occupied.

In a separate post on Facebook, the Chong Hua hospital said 188 out of 190 of their COVID-dedicated beds are occupied.

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As of June 30, Cebu City has a total of 4,746 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 3,933 of which are considered active.

The number of recoveries in the city has reached 731, while deaths stands at 82.

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For the whole country, 38,511 individuals in the country were confirmed to have COVID-19, of which 10,438 have recovered while 1,270 have died.

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