CEBU CITY – The Central Visayas region has registered a total of 220 recoveries from the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the first five days of November, an official of the Department of Health (DOH) in Central Visayas said on Friday.
The DOH-7 case bulletin showed that the highest number of recoveries in three separate dates was logged on Wednesday with 81, all of them from Cebu province.
Dr. Jaime Bernadas, DOH-7 regional director, said the 70 more reported recoveries on Thursday were from Lapu-Lapu City, 55; Cebu province, 11; Cebu City and Mandaue with two each.
The recoveries on Tuesday that reached 56 are from Cebu province, 42; Mandaue City, 7; Lapu-Lapu City, 3; Cebu City and Siquijor province with two each.
During the All Saints’ and All Souls’ Day celebration on Nov. 1 and 2, the DOH-7 has observed 13 recoveries from Covid-19, one recovery on the first day and 12 the following day.
Records also showed that in the first five days, there were only a total of 188 new Covid-19 cases detected in Central Visayas, which is 14.5 percent lower than the reflected number of recoveries during the same period.
Of the 188 new active cases, 60 are from Cebu province; 49 from Bohol; 44 from Negros Oriental; 19 from Cebu City; 10 from Lapu-Lapu City; five from Mandaue City and one from Siquijor.
Bernadas, however, noticed a decrease in Covid-19 cases in the two highly urbanized cities of Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu last month.
“There is a consistent declining trend in the number of cases in Mandaue City and Lapu-Lapu City from morbidity (surveillance) week 41 to 44,” Bernadas said in the surveillance report posted Thursday night on the DOH-7 official website.
Bernadas also observed a growth change of 10.9 percent in the number of cases logged in Cebu City from week 43 to 44 or Oct. 4 to 31.
As of Thursday, the region has a total active case of 909 with 20,352 recoveries, 1,352 deaths from the 22,613 total cases detected since the onset of the public health crisis in January. (PNA)