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Bacolod’s Covid classification drops from high to moderate risk

The Department of Health on Monday, May 10, downgraded Bacolod City’s COVID-19 risk classification from high to moderate, while Negros Occidental remains a low risk area despite an increase in coronavirus cases in the province.

Dr. Marie Jocelyn Te, in a Department of Health “Isyung Bakuna” online briefing on the COVID-19 situation in Western Visayas Monday, May 10, said Bacolod’s classification was lowered because its average daily attack rate per 100,000 population dropped.

She said Bacolod’ daily attack rate that was at 9.47 percent from April 12 to 25 dropped to 8.35 percent from April 26 to May 9.

Negros Occidental’s daily attack rate also dropped from 4.94 percent from April 12 to 25 to 4.73 percent from April 26 to May 9 to maintain its low risk classification, she said.

The DOH reported that Negros Occidental had 275 new COVID-19 cases and Bacolod City had 23 on Monday.

Negros Occidental had 2,738 active COVID-19 cases and Bacolod City had 946 on Monday, the DOH also reported.

The risk classification for the other areas in Western Visayas Monday were: Antique – low, Guimaras and Iloilo province – minimal, and Iloilo City, Capiz and Aklan – moderate.

Western Visayas as a whole is classified as a low risk COVID-19 area, Te said.

The DOH also reported that the barangays with the most number of COVID -19 cases in Bacolod City are Mansilingan, Estefania, Villamonte, Taculing, Mandalagan, Alijis, Granada, Tangub, Handumanan and Singcang-Airport as of May 2.

It also listed San Carlos City, Sipalay City, Kabankalan City, Silay City, Bago City, Victorias City, Himamaylan City, La Carlota City, Talisay City, Escalante City , Moises Padilla and Sagay City as the top COVID-19 areas in Negros Occidental as of May 2.

Te said nationally the number of COVID-19 cases are decreasing, the rate is slower than previous weeks as the National Capital Region shows some improvement.

However, for Western Visayas there is a slow decrease in the number of cases, some areas still showed moderate risk, she said.

She reminded the public not to let their guard down against COVID-19, even if they have already been vaccinated against the virus.*

Dr. Marie Jocelyn Te, in a Department of Health “Isyung Bakuna” online briefing on the COVID-19 situation in Western Visayas Monday, May 10, said Bacolod’s classification was lowered because its average daily attack rate per 100,000 population dropped.

She said Bacolod’ daily attack rate that was at 9.47 percent from April 12 to 25 dropped to 8.35 percent from April 26 to May 9.

Negros Occidental’s daily attack rate also dropped from 4.94 percent from April 12 to 25 to 4.73 percent from April 26 to May 9 to maintain its low risk classification, she said.

The DOH reported that Negros Occidental had 275 new COVID-19 cases and Bacolod City had 23 on Monday.

Negros Occidental had 2,738 active COVID-19 cases and Bacolod City had 946 on Monday, the DOH also reported.

The risk classification for the other areas in Western Visayas Monday were: Antique – low, Guimaras and Iloilo province – minimal, and Iloilo City, Capiz and Aklan – moderate.

Western Visayas as a whole is classified as a low risk COVID-19 area, Te said.

The DOH also reported that the barangays with the most number of COVID -19 cases in Bacolod City are Mansilingan, Estefania, Villamonte, Taculing, Mandalagan, Alijis, Granada, Tangub, Handumanan and Singcang-Airport as of May 2.

It also listed San Carlos City, Sipalay City, Kabankalan City, Silay City, Bago City, Victorias City, Himamaylan City, La Carlota City, Talisay City, Escalante City , Moises Padilla and Sagay City as the top COVID-19 areas in Negros Occidental as of May 2.

Te said nationally the number of COVID-19 cases are decreasing, the rate is slower than previous weeks as the National Capital Region shows some improvement.

However, for Western Visayas there is a slow decrease in the number of cases, some areas still showed moderate risk, she said.

She reminded the public not to let their guard down against COVID-19, even if they have already been vaccinated against the virus.*

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