No patients yet in Cebu City’s Moses Isolation Center
CEBU CITY, Philippines—Nearly a week after the MOSES Isolation Center reopened, there are still no patients isolated in the facility formerly known as the Cebu City Quarantine Center.
This was revealed by Lawyer Jocelyn Pesquera, the manager of MOSES, on Wednesday, February 9, 2022, five days since the facility opened.
Still, Pesquera welcomed this development because it reflects the continuous drop of COVID-19 cases in the city amid the Omicron-driven surge.
This also means that most active COVID-19 cases were approved for home isolation
“Wala pa tay mga pasyente but we are thankful kay pasabot ana nagkaus-os atong kaso. And even if naa natay natala nga mga positive, niqualify sila for home isolation,” said Pesquera.
(We still don’t have patients but we are thankful because this means our number of cases is lowering. And even we have positive cases, they qualified for home isolation.)
The facility has a bed capacity of 139 patients and these wards are ready for occupancy.
Even though the facility has no patients yet, Pesquera said that two dorms have been allotted for the police and government workers.
These are separate dorms that are detached from the main facility that houses 10 to 20 beds.
Currently, police personnel are isolating in one of the dorms.
Pesquera said the facility also accepts isolating minors who contracted the COVID-19.
Minors must be accompanied by a guardian or parent within the facility to care for them.
There are at least 20 cubicles in the main facility that patients and their companions can share.
Adults who need assistance or care such as persons with disability (PWDs) will also be placed in cubicles that can be shared with their assisting caregiver.
In the most recent data of the Emergency Operations Center, the active cases in the city is down to 4,335 as of February 9, 2022.
The daily positivity rate is at 15.74 percent.
Deaths for the months of February has reached 20, while the hospital utilization rate is at 43.47 percent.
Most of the new cases recorded on Wednesday are those aged 21 to 40 years. There are at least six minors aged 10 below reported on the same day as well.
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