THE Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH 7) recorded a total of 227 individuals who sought medical attention from Jan. 14 to 15, 2023 or during the last day of the novena masses for the 458th Fiesta Señor and the Sinulog Festival 2023.

In a statement released Monday, Jan. 16, the DOH 7 said the figure includes the medical consultations logged from Jan. 14 to 15 in Cebu City.

The results were collected by the DOH 7’s Regional Health Emergency Management Services Section, as it implemented an active response and operation during the Sinulog activities.

Of the 227, 140 complained of neurological-related ailments such as headaches and dizziness.

Twenty-nine complained of cardio-related ailments such as hypertension, hypotension (low blood pressure), and chest pain, among others.

Other illnesses logged were trauma-related (wounds, lacerations—deep cuts or tear), gastro-related (abdominal pain, loose bowel movement), and respiratory-related (difficulty in breathing, asthma), among others.)

Of these, 10 were rushed to health facilities by the emergency team, seven of whom were already discharged, and three remained under observation.

Meanwhile, there were a total of 79 coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases logged in Central Visayas but no critical cases from Jan. 8 to 14, 2023.

This was lower than the 98 cases recorded, with one critical case, from Jan. 1 to 7 this year.

The average daily case count in the region also decreased to 11 from 14 on Jan. 7.

The number of deaths increased to five from four.