Acting Cebu Mayor Says Rising COVID Cases “Scary” Not Just Ordinary
RISING COVID-19 CASES – According to Cebu City’s acting mayor, Michael Rama, the rising COVID cases are “scary”.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, several new variants have entered the scene causing major concerns. Among these variants is the “Delta Variant” which plagued India and Indonesia.
With this more transmissible variant present locally in the Philippines, authorities have imposed stricter protocols to combat it. However, as local cases were confirmed, areas of the Philippines such as Cebu also saw a spike in COVID-19 cases.
During an interview with ABS-CBN, Rama stated:
We already have this concern about COVID rising and we described it (as) not just ordinary but scary…
Furthermore, he emphasized how Cebu still has many available bed spaces for COVID-19 patients. However, he said that sometimes the issue would be a lack of medical staff. Meanwhile, he added that the critical care occupancy has lowered but the city would still remain vigilant.
“I believe meron din concern ang private hospitals in terms of medical staff kaya DOH (Department of Health) has to come into the picture and they are doing it. They are also on top of the situation“, he continued.
Currently, Cebu City has reported a total of 29,349 cases of COVID-19. Of this number, 1,663 are considered as active cases.
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