DOH tags Bacolod, Negros Occidental as low risk areas for Covid-19

The Department of Health (DOH) in Western Visayas classified Bacolod City and Negros Occidental as low risk areas for COVID-19 in a report Monday, February 21.

Bacolod City was also the lone WV area placed under Alert Level 1, and Negros Occidental was tagged under Alert Level 2 by the DOH.

However, the National Inter-Agency Task Force order placing Bacolod City and Negros Occidental under Alert Level 2 is expected to remain until the end of the month.

Iloilo City is the lone area in WV classified as moderate risk under Alert Level 3 by the DOH.

Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Guimaras and Iloilo province were classified by the DOH as low risk areas under Alert Level 2.

Bacolod had the lowest risk classification because of a sharp decrease in its COVID-19 cases. The Average Daily Attack Rate (ADAR) in Bacolod shifted from a high of 19.43 to 3.64, the DOH reported.

The DOH data also showed that there was a huge drop in COVID-19 cases in Bacolod from 1,605 from January 21 to February 3, to 301 from February 4 to 17.

The ADAR of Negros Occidental also dropped from 7.41 to 1.61.

COVID-19 cases in Negros Occidental dropped from 2,722 from January 21 to February 3, to 590 from February 4 to 17, the DOH reported.

Meanwhile, Negros Occidental vaccinated the most number of persons during the National Vaccination Days III, the DOH added.

Negros Occidental vaccinated 71,343 residents, Iloilo province – 57,091, Bacolod City – 28,671, Capiz – 27,410, Aklan – 15,622, Antique – 15,171, Iloilo City – 10,931, and Guimaras – 5,066, the DOH reported.

Bacolod City had six new COVID-19 cases for a total of 400 active cases on Monday, the DOH reported.

Negros Occidental had 12 new COVID-19 cases for a total of 947 active cases, and 14 deaths, the Provincial Incident Management Team also reported on Monday.*

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