COVID-19 Cases in Central Visayas
Report No. 62
Morbidity Week 47 (November 15-21, 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 23,665 reported cases. Cebu City comprises 44.6% (10,560) of the total cases while Cebu province comprises 28.2% (6,695) of the total cases. For MW 47, there were 1,282 (5%) active cases (Figure 1).


B. Distribution of cases by Age Group and Sex

Majority (12,768 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 (6346, 27%) affected age group is 21-30 year old (Figure 2).


C. Week-to-Week Comparison of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases by Province

There is a downward trend in number of cases across the three provinces—Cebu, Negros Oriental, and Bohol from MW 44 to MW 47 (Figure 3). All cases in the province of Siquijor were Locally Stranded Individual from Cebu, Region XII, and National Capital.


D. Week-to-Week Comparison of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases by Highly Urbanized Cities

There is a noticeable decrease in the number of cases among Cebu City and Mandaue City from MW 44 to MW 47 with 11.4% and 14.2 % growth percent change respectively (Figure 4). Lapu-Lapu City on the other hand has a growth percent change of 11% increase in the number of cases from MW 44 to MW 47.


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 0.02.


F.  Classification of Death by Province/HUC

A total of 1,377 deaths were reported from MW 5-47. Five hundred eight (37%) were covid 19-related deaths (Figure 6). Most deaths with co-morbidities were from Cebu City (446, 32%) and Cebu province (237,17%).


G.  Leading Comorbidities Among COVID-19 Deaths

Lifestyle related chronic diseases are the leading comorbidities among COVID-19 deaths. Cardiovascular disease (469) ranks first followed by, chronic kidney disease (311) and diabetes mellitus (247) [Figure 7].


H.  Distribution of Recoveries with Case Doubling Time by Province/City

From Morbidity Week 6-47, Central Visayas has a total of 21,006 recoveries reported with case doubling time (CDT) of 20.72. Cebu province has reported 3,886 recoveries with CDT of 20.38 while Cebu City has reported 9,527 recoveries with 20.95 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 325,191 (Table 2) from MW 5-47 with percent positive rate of 7.2. 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.



Prepared by:

Eugenia Mercedes R. Cañal, MD, FPSMS, MBAHA
RESU/HEMS Cluster Head

Noted by:

Assistant Regional Director

Approved by:

Jaime S. Bernadas, MD, MGM, CESO III
Director IV

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