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Bacolod told to beef up info campaign as active local cases climb to 287

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BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines — Bacolod City currently has 422 active cases, 287 of which are local transmissions, data from the Department of Health Western Visayas show.

The 21 new cases are all local transmissions.

The city is second only to Iloilo City in terms of local transmissions among highly urbanized cities and provinces in Western Visayas.

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Because of this, the Department of Health Western Visayas in a live presser has recommended that the city beef up its awareness campaign, including a regular recorida for CoViD-19 awareness.

The DOH 6, through Regional Director Dr Marilyn Convocar, has also recommended, among others, to come up with an Incident Command System, which is a standardized approach in the management and response to emergencies.

“This is something that Bacolod lacks,” Convocar said in a live presser earlier.

Of the 422 active cases, 135 are Locally Stranded Individuals, Returning Overseas Filipinos, and Authorized Persons Outside of Residence.

Bacolod so far has 552 cases since start of monitoring, with 117 recoveries and 13 deaths.

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Negros Occidental, meanwhile, has 15 new cases, bringing the total cases since start of monitoring to 832.

Of the number, 409 are active, 237 of which are LSI/ROF/APOR, with 420 recoveries.

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Hannah A. Papasinhttp://facebook.com/hannah.mariveles
Writer. Critic. Professor. She started writing since primary school and now has two published textbooks on communication. A film buff, she's a Communication, Media Literacy and Journalism Professor of the University of St. La Salle-Bacolod, and has a Master's Degree in English.

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