CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – A top hospital official has sounded alarm bells on the rising covid cases among children.
In a report made by Dr Teodoro Yu, Jr, medical officer at the City Health Office (CHO), the percentage of children who contracted the deadly coronavirus disease has reached 8 percent (8%) for the month of July until August this year.
Teodoro said the rate of children who contracted the virus was only three percent (3%) in March and the surge of cases in children was first felt in the city’s urban barangays.
As this developed, the hospital official appealed to city residents to be vigilant in protecting their children and to impose stricter disciplines in letting them play outside of their house. He also reiterated the use of face masks among children to avoid the feared surge of infections among children.
Meanwhile, the Northern Mindanao Medical Center has continued to place the entire NMMC hospital into “code red” following the recent surge of positive patients which resulted in the hospital’s full capacity.
Dr. Bernardo Julius Rocha said NMMC has continued the ‘code red’ as the hospital is now at 98.85 percent on its ICU bed occupancy.
Rocha said there are now 61 covid patients occupying from the original 65 ICU beds, while there are also 103.38 percent isolation beds. Out of 108 available beds, 104 have been used.