Bacoor LGU: Hospitals, isolation facilities almost full

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 30) — Hospitals and isolation facilities in Bacoor, Cavite are nearing full capacity as the city deals with an alarming rise in COVID-19 cases.

"Sa mga ospital namin, medyo nagpupunuan na rin po [Our hospitals are also getting full]," Bacoor Mayor Lani Mercado-Revilla said in a briefing on Friday.

Data from the Health Department showed 80% of the city's intensive care unit (ICU) beds have already been utilized as of July 28.

Isolation facilities are already getting filled up as well, Revilla added, noting they've already sought help from the DOH Region 4A.

The mayor said they are also coordinating with authorities in Calamba, Laguna so they can transport coronavirus positive residents to isolation centers of the National Task Force Against COVID-19 there.

Bacoor logged 911 COVID-19 infections from July 1 to 30 alone, according to Revilla.

"Ang alarming po lately ay 'yung pag-surge po ng COVID cases po namin. The other day 51, kahapon po 92. Biglang-bigla po ito," she explained, as the city has been placed under general community quarantine (GCQ) with "heightened restrictions" until mid-August.

[Translation: What's alarming lately is the surge in our COVID-19 cases. The other day, we recorded 51. Yesterday, it was 92. This is really sudden.]

Revilla said Bacoor is the first city in the province of Cavite to report Delta variant cases. 

As of July 28, Bacoor has logged over 11,000 COVID-19 infections, including 605 active cases. The city death toll is at 371 while 10,090 patients have recovered.