Covid-hit hospital HCWs rise to 207, vax drive slows down

COVID-19 hit health care workers (HCWs) in government hospitals in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental increased to 207 on Thursday, January 20.

Members of vaccination teams and two Provincial Health Office nurses have also been hit by the virus, which has slowed the COVID-19 vaccination drive of Negros Occidental, Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz also said.

The HCWs at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital in Bacolod City who tested positive for COVID-19 hit 172 with another 32 new cases on Thursday, Dr. Julius Drillon, CLMMRH chief, said.

HCWs in four Negros Occidental provincial government-run hospitals hit with COVID-19 increased to 35, with 10 new cases at the Teresita L. Jalandoni Provincial Hospital (TLJPH) in Silay City, Diaz said
Positive for COVID-19 at the TLJPH are seven doctors, nine nurses, four medical technicians, a radiologic technologist and six support staff, he said.

The COVID-19 positive HCWs at the Cadiz District Hospital in Cadiz City are four, Lorenzo D. Zayco District Hospital in Kabankalan City – one and Valladolid District Hospital in Valladolid town – three, Diaz said.*

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