CEBU passed a grim milestone Sunday, when reported deaths from coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) on the island province breached 500 for just the first 15 days of August.
The day also saw Covid-19 active cases soar to unprecedented levels.
According to the Department of Health (DOH) 7’s case bulletin, the whole Cebu recorded 10 deaths on Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021, bringing Covid-19 reported deaths in the first half of August alone to 506.
This 15-day death toll is higher than the number of deaths reported in Cebu in the last four months combined, which was 501.
On the same day, other records broken underscored the severity of the public health crisis facing the island: Cebu City’s active cases breached the 4,000 level, settling at 4,090 after 319 new cases were recorded, while Cebu Province’s active cases breached the 5,000 level, hitting 5,040 after 370 new cases were recorded.
There are now 12,619 active Covid-19 cases on Cebu island.