Cebu City may go back to MGCQ by October if…

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) shared the same sentiments with health officials from Cebu City that it may transition to a more lenient quarantine status by October. But only if…

Local Delta cases in Region 7 reach 83 as WHO confirms community transmission

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/31/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Health authorities in Central Visayas have already recorded a total of 83 local cases of the highly transmissible Delta variant as the World Health Organization in the Philippines (WHO – Philippines) declared on…

19 additional Delta variants detected in Central Visayas

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) on Tuesday, August 24, confirmed that they detected 19 additional cases of the Delta variant in the region. But these patients were considered as “recovered”…

DOH-7 notes ‘slight increase’ in firecracker injuries amid pandemic

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/26/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic that resulted in the implementation of wide-scale quarantine restrictions, the regional health office in Central Visayas recorded a slight increase in the number of firecracker-related injuries.…

DOH-7 tells LGUs: Use raw data for contact tracing only, not for announcements

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — While discrepancies continue between government offices’ data on the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the Central Visayas, the Department of Health in Central Visayas’ (DOH-7) called on local government units (LGUs) to…

Report: More COVID-19 patients discharged than admitted in Central Visayas

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There are more coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients who have been successfully discharged than those currently admitted for hospital care, data from health officials show. In a report furnished to members of the…

Councilors in Central Visayas included in list of PUIs, PUMs

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/12/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – While Cebu remains free of any confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases, surveillance officers in Central Visayas recorded a total of 178 people suspected to have the disease as of March 12, 2020.…

Five Lapu-Lapu City residents under home quarantine closely monitored

Norman V. Mendoza 02/07/2020

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu — Five residents in Lapu-Lapu City, who have been placed under home quarantine, are being closely monitored by the Lapu-Lapu City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (DRRMO) and the city’s nCoV Incident Management Team.…

Capitol warns public to be wary against rainy season-related diseases

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/17/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — With the nationwide dengue alert declaration of the health department, the Cebu provincial government has called on the public to raise their awareness against diseases common during the rainy season. The Provincial Board…

Mandaue-wide cleanup as dengue deaths rise

Norman V. Mendoza 10/24/2016

MANDAUE City Hall called on its residents to join a city-wide cleanup drive in tandem with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) next week. In yesterday’s press conference, Mandaue City Mayor Luigi Quisumbing said he…

Guadalupe, four others identified as dengue hotspots

Morexette Erram 10/12/2016

BARANGAY Guadalupe again became the top dengue hotspot in Cebu City based on records of the Department of Health (DOH). Rennan Cimafranca, chief of the Regional Epidemiological and Surveillance Unit (RESU), said also identified were barangays Lahug,…

Davide urged to declare dengue outbreak in Cebu

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag, Nestle L. Semilla 10/07/2016

With nearly 15,000 dengue cases in Cebu province from Jan. 1 to Sept. 24 this year, the Provincial Health Office (PHO) is asking Gov. Hilario Davide III to declare a dengue outbreak in the province. Davide said…

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