23 Bacolod villages post zero-Covid for two weeks

Twenty-three poblacion barangays in Bacolod City have had no COVID-19 cases in the last two weeks, covering the period from October 28 to November 10.

This was disclosed by Executive Director Em Legaspi Ang of the Emergency Operations Center-Task Force in a report to EOC-TF chair, Mayor Evelio Leonardia, and Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, head of the local Inter-Agency Task Force, on Wednesday, November 10.

Ang, also the concurrent coordinator of the COVID-19 Vaccination Council, also reported that Barangay Punta Taytay had only one active case from October 28 to November 10.

“We hope and pray that this trend continues. The hardwork and dedication of our medical frontliners, our doctors, nurses, vaccinator-volunteers, and barangay health workers are paying off,” Leonardia said.

There were zero COVID cases in barangays 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 29, 31, 32, 37, 38 and 41 as of 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, she said.

Bacolod City has 61 barangays.

On Monday, Nov. 8, Bacolod had 18 new infections, and the attack rate further slid to only 14 on Nov. 9, the Department of Health said.

Ang, on Tuesday, said that 42 percent of the target population is already fully-vaccinated, while 45 percent received one dose.

She said 87 percent of EOC-TF and CoVAC’s target population for vaccination has received at least one dose.*

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