THE Department of Health (DOH) 7 noted a drop in Covid-19 critical care utilization rate (CCUR) in private hospitals in Cebu.
But the situation is still severe in Metro Manila.
Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, DOH 7 spokesperson, said the Cebu private CCUR is at 31.2 percent as of April 1, 2021; this is significantly within the 60 percent “safe level.”
“(Covid-19) cases are getting controlled,” she told SunStar Cebu in a text message on Saturday, April 3.
As of April 1, only 270 of the total allotted Covid beds in private hospitals in Cebu are occupied while a total of 595 beds remain available.
This is even better than the 35.8 percent CCUR recorded on March 26, before the Holy Week, when 310 beds were occupied and 555 beds were available.
Loreche earlier said the CCUR is down as hospitals now mostly cater only to moderate to critically ill cases, or mild cases with co-morbidities.
As of Saturday, April 3, Central Visayas recorded a total of 5,124 active cases. The region had 120 new cases on the same day.
Of the active cases, majority or 1,514 cases are in Cebu Province, followed by Cebu City which has 1,414 cases; Mandaue City-895; Lapu-Lapu City-800; Bohol-315; Negros Oriental-165, and Siquijor-21.