Despite surge in COVID-19 cases in Cebu, the healthcare system is still at the “safe” level, said Department of Health – Central Visayas chief pathologist Doktor Mary Jean Loreche on Friday.
“Sobrang safe po tayo sa ngayo but what we’re saying is, although this data are reflective of what’s happening here, we want to ensure also that people would not become complacent,” said Loreche.
Loreche made the comment in response to a study by a group of researchers and professors that COVID-19 cases in Cebu had become “a serious concern.”
“We respect their data and their concern, and we appreciate that. Pero in fairness to us here in Cebu City, malayong-malayo po tayo ngayon sa noong nangyari sa atin dito sa Mayo, Hunyo at Hulyo noong nakalipas na taon. At that time, nahirapan talaga tayo sa bed allocation,” she said.