EOC needs more step-down facilities

Dyrecka Letigio 08/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The hospital utilization rate in Cebu City has seen a slight drop from 75.6 percent to 72.7 on August 17, 2021, showing an improvement to the admission rate of COVID-19 patients. Based on…

Cebu City EOC to investigate, trace home deaths

Dyrecka Letigio 08/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will be deploying teams to investigate and trace  home deaths that have occurred here recently.  Councilor Joel Garganera, the deputy chief implementor of the EOC, said that the…

COVID-19 cases among minors are rising — Cebu City EOC

Dyrecka Letigio 08/07/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center notes an increase of COVID-19 cases among minor age groups. In the most recent data released to the media, the EOC showed that for new cases…

COVID-19 death toll for August in Cebu City now at 27

Dyrecka Letigio 08/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — It has been merely a week into August 2021 and the death toll for COVID-19 in Cebu City has now reached 27. The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) revealed that the deaths are consistently…

132 Cebu City resident frontliners hit with COVID-19

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/03/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) revealed that the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is already hitting medical frontliners. Councilor Joel Garganera, the deputy chief implementor of the EOC, said resident medical frontliners working in…

Hospital occupancy on the rise but officials say ‘outbreak still manageable’

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—At least six ambulances were parked in front of a private hospital in uptown Cebu City on Tuesday afternoon, July 27, 2021.  One of them had a patient who was relying on an oxygen tank.…

Hospital queue grows longer, rise in COVID-19 cases in Cebu City worries EOC

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is worried about the persistently increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the city. The city recorded 211 new cases on July 22, 2021, and the active…

Cebu City hospital utilization remains safe amid ‘surge’

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City’s hospitals remain at safe levels despite the city experiencing ‘another surge’ of new COVID-19 cases. Data from the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) showed that as of July 9, Critical Care Occupancy Rates…

Customers will be penalized for not wearing masks inside restaurants, bars, cafes — EOC

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Customers should wear their masks even when inside food establishments like restaurants, bars, cafes, and cafeterias, or else they will be penalized. According to the new order of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC)…

Cebu City EOC eyes lifting swab tests for fully inoculated domestic travelers

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has proposed to ease restrictions for inbound domestic travelers who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Councilor Joel Garganera, head of the EOC, said they would be…

No more COVID-19 cases among PDLs in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There are no more Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases inside jails and police detention cells in Cebu City. This was revealed by the Cebu City Emergency Operation Center (EOC) in their recent presentation…

Establishments urged: Provide lounge for delivery riders

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/03/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Establishments in Cebu City are urged to provide a lounge for delivery riders as people opt for delivery more amid the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. In a resolution passed by the City…

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