Six of nine Bacolod residents recently found positive for the Delta variant and their close contacts were negative for COVID-19 on retesting, Dr. Chris Sorongon, Emergency Operations Center deputy for data and medical analysis, said Tuesday, September 14.
Among those who tested negative were a 58-year-old male driver from Barangay Alijis, three from Barangay Villamonte and two from Barangay Mandalagan and their close contacts, he said.
The test results of two others from Barangay Mandalagan are not out yet, he said.
The lockdown on the homes of those who tested negative were lifted, Sorongon added.
One of the nine, a 57-year-old male from Mandalagan, died.
There have been 21 Bacolod residents confirmed by the Philippine Genome Center to have been hit by the Delta variant.*