Bacolod Covid-19 cases hit all-time high, Ang says

Bacolod City hit a COVID-19 all time high on Monday, January 17.

The city recorded 189 COVID-19 cases on Monday, the highest ever in a single day since the pandemic started, Em Ang, Bacolod Emergency Operations Center director, said.

The previous highest number of cases recorded in a single day was 180 in May 2021, Ang said.

They expect cases to still go up, she said.

Bacolod City is under COVID-19 Alert Level 3 and is classified as a high risk area for the virus, the Department of Health reported Monday.

It said Bacolod’s COVID -19 cases increased by 589 percent in the past two weeks.

Ang said the EOC was meeting with Mayor Evelio Leonardia Monday night to discuss whether public utility vehicles should be required to enforce the “no vaccine, no ride” rule in Bacolod.*

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