Three more health care workers at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital in Bacolod City, who received their first Sinovac jabs, have tested positive for COVID-19, Dr. Chris Sorongon, Bacolod Emergency Operations Center deputy for medical data and analysis, said Wednesday, March 24.
This brings the number to five with two CLMMRH nurses, who also received their first vaccine doses, having tested positive earlier.
Sorongon said those who tested positive at the CLMMRH this week were a nurse, a human resource employee, and a radiologic technologist.
Dr. Julius Drilon, CLMMRH chief, who confirmed that the three had received their first Sinovac jabs, said those who have been vaccinated can still be infected with COVID-19.
However, they will not suffer moderate to severe effects of the virus if they have been vaccinated, he said.
Sorongon said a radiologic technologist from the Riverside Medical Center also tested positive for COVID-19 earlier.
There were 18 new COVID-19 cases in Negros Occidental and 19 in Bacolod City, the Department of Health 6 reported Wednesday.
The provincial Incident Management Team reported that Negros Occidental had 267 COVID-19 active cases as of Tuesday, March 23.
The province has had 6,717 COVID-19 recoveries and 219 deaths, it also reported.
Bacolod City had 125 active COVID-19 cases, 5,623 recoveries and 187 deaths, the Department of Health reported, Wednesday.*