23 of 61 villages in Bacolod City declared Covid-free

23 of 61 villages in Bacolod City declared Covid-free

BACOLOD CITY – The Emergency Operations Center Task Force (EOC-TF) reported on Wednesday that 23 out of the 61 villages in this city have not recorded any coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases in the past two weeks.

Mayor Evelio Leonardia welcomed the development as he hoped the city will continue to log lower cases.

“We hope and pray that this trend continues. The hardwork and dedication of our medical frontliners, our doctors, nurses, vaccinator-volunteers, and barangay health workers are paying off,” he added.

Based on the updated report submitted by the EOC-TF to Leonardia, covering the period October 28 to November 10, the 23 barangays have zero cases as of 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

These include Barangays 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 20 as well as Barangays 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 29, 31, 32, 37, 38 and 41.

All these villages are considered urban barangays or those located in the city proper.

Among the rural barangays, Punta Taytay has logged only one active case in the past two weeks.

Em Ang, executive director of the EOC-TF, appealed anew for cooperation among the Bacolodnons to curb the transmission of Covid-19.

“Bacolod is well on its way to achieving herd immunity, if communities and residents will remain compliant with the minimum health protocols,” she said.

Dr. Chris Sorongon, medical deputy of the EOC-TF, said he is optimistic the city’s current Alert Level 4 status will be downgraded by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases by November 15.

He noted that in the Department of Health status report, Bacolod is already under Alert Level 2.

However, Sorongon said the people should not be complacent.

“As we continue to open our economy and relax some restrictions, we still have to observe the minimum health protocols and actively participate in the city’s vaccination program,” he added.

Sorongon also advised those with symptoms to have an early consultation for early detection and early treatment.

“More importantly, stay home,” he added. (PNA)

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