BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – The regional office of the Health Department has placed this urban center of more than half a million people under Alert Level 3 as confirmed COVID cases rose to double digits post the holiday season.
State-run facility Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital cited on its Facebook page the report of the Regional Health Office 6 that led to the city being placed under Alert Level 3, a step higher from the previous Level 2.
The post said:
“DAILY COVID UPDATE | As of JANUARY 6, 2022, these are the current data and classification updates:
DOH-Western Visayas ALERT LEVEL STATUS:
Bacolod City – ALERT LEVEL 3
Negros Occidental – ALERT LEVEL 2
RISK TRANSMISSION CLASSIFICATION:
Bacolod City – MODERATE RISK TRANSMISSION
Negros Occidental – MINIMAL RISK TRANSMISSION
Average Daily Attack Rate (ADAR)- the number of new cases over the past 14 days per 100,000 population in the area of concern.
Two-week growth rate (2WGR) is the percent increase or decrease of the number of new cases in the past two weeks, compared to the number of new cases in the two previous weeks. It’s basically a comparison of the new cases detected one week ago and two weeks ago, and those new cases detected 3 weeks ago and 4 weeks ago.
DOH Western Visayas Alert Level Status (Focuses on LGU recommendations) have different definitions and implications.”
Reacting to the development, Em Ang, executive director of the Emergency Operations Center Task Force of the city said they are still waiting for the official classification of the National Inter-Agency Task Force.
She added, however, that the EOC had recommended heightened restrictions at the borders and is waiting for the approval of Mayor Evelio Leonardia.