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DOH 6 tags Bacolod City under Alert Level 1 as zero COVID cases logged on Monday

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BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – The regional office of the Department of Health has tagged this urban center to be under Alert Level 1 as City Hall reported logging zero positive cases for the start of February’s last week.

The Bacolod City Information Office confirmed the twin developments in separate news releases citing data from the Department of Health’s Regional Office for Western Visayas or Region 6.

Dr. Chris Sorongon. | DNX file photo.
Dr. Chris Sorongon. | DNX file photo.

The PIO said recent data from the DOH6 said the city, now officially classified by the national Inter-Agency Task Force as under Level 2, has seen cases drop over the past weeks.

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“At least six Local Government Units (LGUs) in Western Visayas, including Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo Province and Negros Occidental were classified under alert level 2.

Out of the eight LGUs in Region VI, Bacolod was classified to have the lowest risk classification due to the sharp decrease of COVID cases,” the release said.

Iloilo City, meanwhile, remained under Alert Level 3.

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The report also said Average Daily Attack Rate (ADAR) on the other hand shifted from a high of 66.19 to 3.64.

In fact yesterday, 21 February 2022, the city had no positive case, the PIO said in a separate release.

“Based on real-time data released by the Emergency Operations Center-Task Force late Monday night showed that Bacolod City booked zero COVID-19 case for February 21,” the release said.

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It also said records showed the city first registered zero COVID on 10 March 2021, the second on 2 February 2022, EOC deputy chief for medical data analysis Chris Sorongon said.

The last seven days saw the drop of COVID cases to 14 and further slipped to 12, then to only 11 daily infections from Thursday until Saturday.

“This is testimonial to the Bacolodnons’ full cooperation as we continue the fight against the pandemic. Credit also goes to our EOC Task Force, headed by former councilor Em Ang, and health frontliners,” Mayor Evelio Leonardia was quoted as saying.

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Julius D. Mariveles
Julius D. Mariveles
An amateur cook who has a mean version of humba, the author has recently tried to make mole negra, the Mexican sauce he learned by watching shows of master chef Rick Bayless. A journalist since 19, he has worked in the newsrooms of radio, local papers, and Manila-based news organizations. A stroke survivor, he now serves as executive editor of DNX.
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