COVID-19 Cases in Central Visayas
Report No. 61
Morbidity Week 46 (November 8-14, 2020)
A. Epidemiologic Curve
The first case of COVID-19 in Central Visayas was reported on Morbidity Week (MW) 5. Since then, the region has 23,239 reported cases. Cebu City comprises 45% (10,438) of the total cases while Cebu province comprises 28.1% (6,549) of the total cases. For MW 46, there were 1,057 (5%) active cases (Figure 1).
B. Distribution of cases by Age Group and Sex
Majority (12,555 54%) of the cases were males. Age ranged from less than 1 year old to 101 year old, (Median=36 years old) and the most (6218, 27%) affected age group is 21-30 year old (Figure 2).
C. Week-to-Week Comparison of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases by Province
The province of Cebu and Negros Oriental showed increase in number of cases with 43.3% and 20.2% growth change from MW 45 to MW 46 (Figure 3). On the other hand, the province of Bohol showed a shrinkage in number of cases with 104.1% growth change from MW 45 to MW 46. All cases in the province of Siquijor were Locally Stranded Individual from different localities.
D. Week-to-Week Comparison of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases by Highly Urbanized Cities
There is a noticeable increase in the number of cases across the three highly urbanized cities from MW 45 to MW 46 (Figure 4). Cebu City has a growth change of 302.9% growth change, Mandaue City has a growth change of 292.9%, and Lapu-Lapu City has a growth change of 485.7% growth change.
E. Reproduction Number (Rt)
The reproduction number (Rt) in Central Visayas spiked in the month of April with 7.53 being the highest value recorded (Figure 5). In the month of September, Rt started to decrease below the value of 1. For MW 46, the Rt is 0.04.
F. Classification of Death by Province/HUC
A total of 1,370 deaths were reported from MW 5-46. Five hundred seven (37%) were covid 19-related deaths (Figure 6). Most deaths with co-morbidities were from Cebu City (445, 32%) and Cebu province (236,17%).
G. Leading Comorbidities Among COVID-19 Deaths
Lifestyle related chronic diseases are the leading comorbidities among COVID-19 deaths. Cardiovascular disease (457) ranks first followed by, chronic kidney disease (302) and diabetes mellitus (246) [Figure 7].
H. Distribution of Recoveries with Case Doubling Time by Province/City
From Morbidity Week 6-46, Central Visayas has a total of 20,791 recoveries reported with case doubling time (CDT) of 20.27. Cebu province has reported 3,825 recoveries with CDT of 19.88 while Cebu City has reported 9,481 recoveries with 20.45 CDT (Table 1).
I. Distribution of Individual Tested by Province/City
The number of individual tested in four provinces and in highly urbanized cities were 310,448 (Table 2) from MW 5-46 with percent positive rate of 7.4. It should be noted that special population like Localized Stranded Individual (LSI), Returning Overseas Filipino (ROF), and healthcare worker (HCW) were not included in this data.
Eugenia Mercedes R. Cañal, MD, FPSMS, MBAHA
RESU/HEMS Cluster Head
Guy R. Perez, MD, RPT, FPSMS, MBAHA, CESE
Assistant Regional Director
Jaime S. Bernadas, MD, MGM, CESO III