Negros Occidental AL3 expected to last until end of February, guv says

Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said on Tuesday, February 8, that he expects Negros Occidental to remain under Alert Level 3 until the end of the month.

Negros Occidental remains a high risk area for COVID-19 with a two-week growth rate of 11 percent, the Department of Health reported on Monday, February 7.

Negros Occidental had 102 new COVID-19 cases and seven deaths on Tuesday, the Provincial Incident Management Team (PIMT) reported.

It currently has 3,020 active COVID-19 cases, the PIMT added.

Lacson said the provincial government is focusing on the National Vaccination Days set on Thursday and Friday, February 10 to 11.

He has instructed Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz to make sure Negros Occidental will have the highest performance in Western Visayas, which it achieved previously, the governor said.

The provincial government has fully vaccinated about 60 percent of its 1.8 million target population against COVID-19.*

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