Sunday, August 01, 2021

DOH-Davao: Covid-19 cases in DavNor, DavOro surge

SunStar File

WHILE Davao City continues to experience a downtrend of Covid-19 cases, the provinces of Davao del Norte and Davao de Oro are experiencing a surge of cases, an official from the Department of Health (DOH)-Davao said.

"Nakita nako nga kani silang duha, nagsakahay. Sa adlaw-adlaw nato pagsubay, naay pagsaka aning duha ka probinsya (We noticed that there is a surge of cases in the two provinces. This is based on our daily monitoring)," Dr. Annabelle Yumang, DOH-Davao regional director, said in a virtual presser on March 24, 2021.

She added that the two provinces were constantly recording daily cases, even recording the highest new cases over Davao City, the epicenter of the Covid-19 transmission in the region.

But she said there are days that daily recorded new cases in these areas are low.

As of March 23, DOH-Davao recorded a total of 3,308 total cases in Davao del Norte, wherein 263 are active cases, while Davao de Oro has a total of 1,291 cases with 139 active cases.

Yumang said they are helping the provincial government in improving their Covid-19 situation.

The health official also said that Davao City's Covid-19 cases have improved in recent weeks.

As of March 23, the city has a total of 13,553 with 298 active cases.

Despite some areas experiencing a surge of cases, she said the Covid-19 situation case in the region is still manageable.

Based on the region's entire critical care capacity, there are still 51.6 percent available intensive care unit (ICU) beds, 58 percent available isolation beds, 76.1 percent available ward beds, and 79.4 percent available ventilators.

"Kung atong tan-awon sa atong health system, naa gyuy kausaban, compared sa milabayng bulan (If we would look into our health system, there is an improvement, compared to the previous months)," Yumang said.

Meanwhile, Yumang urged the public to continuously observe the minimum health protocols, amid the current vaccine rollout.


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