The Department of Health (DOH) has downgraded the COVID-19 risk classification of Negros Occidental and Bacolod City from critical to high.
The DOH in its January 31 report reduced their risk classifications to high from critical on January 30.
The COVID-19 two-week growth rate of Bacolod was 185 percent, while Negros Occidental’s was 187 percent, the January 31 report showed.
Bacolod City previously had a two-week growth rate of 234 percent and Negros Occidental’s was 224 percent.
But the hospital care utilization of Bacolod City increased to 52.63 percent and 67.05 percent for Negros Occidental, the DOH reported.
Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz also said that COVID-19 cases in Negros Occidental dropped to two digits Tuesday recording only 89 new cases, with the highest number in Talisay City with 17.
Bacolod City COVID-19 cases were also down to double digits at 76 on Tuesday.*