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By: Mylen Manto | Published Saturday, June 20, 2020
Gov. Gwen Garcia assures Cebuanos that there are enough bed capacity in provincial and district hospitals in Cebu Province. (Lito Tecson)

The Capitol assured that there are enough bed capacity currently available in provincial and district hospitals around the province.

Of the 788 beds in the four provincial hospitals and 12 district hospitals, 348 were occupied leaving 450 vacant beds.

There are also 130 beds allocated for Covid-19 patients and those with severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) and influenza-like illness (ILI). Of the 130, only 37 are occupied. 

“Mao na ang estado sa bed capacity karon sa Probinsya sa Sugbo,” Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said in response to rumors that Cebu Province hospitals are overwhelmed with the pandemic. 

The governor also added that pregnant mothers do not need to come to Cebu City hospitals as provincial hospitals can now perform cesarean section.

As of June 18, the Province of Cebu has 375 active Covid-19 cases with 90 cases currently hospitalized and 61 symptomatic and 224 asymptomatic patients quarantined in homes and facilities.

Some 145 Covid-19 patients in the province have also recovered.

Garcia said 53 deaths have already been recorded but only eight died due to Covid-19, 39 died due to other diseases and six have no diagnosis yet.

Although some netizens criticized Garcia for including other infectious diseases in her report, she said she will continue to do it as Cebuanos have the right to know that not only Covid-19 is the infectious disease to be taken care of.

From March 23 to June 18, the total cases of pulmonary tuberculosis seen at provincial hospitals and rural health units (RHU) reached 787, 1,517 for dengue fever, and 573 for Covid-19.

Of the 787 pulmonary tuberculosis, the morbidity ratio per one million was 244; for dengue fever, 470 per one million was 470; and for Covid-19, 117 per one million.

Garcia shared this during her regular virtual presser together with 7th District Board Member Christopher “Dong” Baricuatro and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Cristina Giango. (Mylen Manto)