Negros Occidental has recorded 374 COVID-19 deaths in October, the highest in a single month since the COVID-19 pandemic started in March last year, Provincial Administrator Rayfrado Diaz said Monday, October 25.
In the past eight days, from October 18 to 25, there were 135 deaths recorded, he also said.
Bago City had the most deaths in the past eight days at 34 followed by Sipalay City – 21, and Cadiz City – 15, Diaz said.
The Negros Occidental COVID-19 deaths in March were 10, April – 37, May – 79, June – 104, July -97, August – 60, September 234, and October – 374, Capitol data for 2021 showed.
The Provincial Incident Management Team (PIMT) reported that from the start of the pandemic in March last year until Monday, the province had 1,208 COVID-19 deaths.
The province had 3,638 active COVID-19 cases on Monday and 11 new deaths, the PIMT also reported.
Negros Occidental had above 4,000 active COVID-19 cases earlier in the month.
“We are still very far from the end of this COVID so let’s continue to practice minimum health protocols,” Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said Monday.
The Department of Health on Monday classified Negros Occidental as a low risk area for COVID-19 under alert level 2.
Negros Occidental has vaccinated 419,822 residents against COVID-19 as of Monday but the figure is expected to increase as more reports from towns and cities come in, Diaz said.*