Bacolod again notes zero Covid cases; the mayor cites respect for health protocols

BACOLOD City again recorded zero cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) based on real-time data released by the City Emergency Operations Center-Task Force (EOC-TF) on Monday evening February 21, an official said. .

Dr. Chris Sorongon, EOC Medical Data and Analytics Assistant, said the figure was reflected in the Western Visayas Department of Health (DOH) filing on Tuesday, February 22.

He said on March 10, 2021, Bacolod City also had no cases for the day.

“We attributed this to our efforts to deal with Covid-19 cases in the city,” he said, adding that “we are strictly applying health protocols as well as strategies to deal with Covid-19 cases. under the leadership of Mayor Evelio Leonardia. , Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran and members of the City Council.”

Sorongon cited some factors in the city’s successful handling of Covid-19.

These included systems and processes in place, as provided for in Executive Orders (EO) 59 and EO 83, such as high population protection with 121% of the target already fully vaccinated; intensified strategies PDITR + V or PDITR + V or prevent, detect, isolate, treat, reintegrate + vaccination strategy.

He also mentioned the commitment and passion of the men and women of the EOC, the Covid-19 Vaccination Council (CoVac), the City Health Office (CHO), the City Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) and other frontliners, and the coordinated efforts of Barangay Captains and the Barangay Health Emergency Response Team (BHERT), among others.

Leonardia, in a statement, also expressed gratitude to the Bacolodnons for responding to the city government’s call to continue to adhere to minimum health protocols despite the drop in cases over the past few weeks.

He said the last seven days saw Covid cases drop to 14 and slipped further to 12, then to just 11 daily infections from Thursday to Saturday.

He added that six cases were reported by the EOC-TF on Sunday and none on Monday evening.

“This is a testament to the full cooperation of the Bacolodnons as we continue to fight the pandemic. Credit also goes to our EOC task force, led by former adviser Em Ang, and the health frontliners,” Leonardia said. .

The mayor reiterated that “we must learn to live with the virus and adapt to it accordingly and with caution”.

As of February 21, the city still had 400 active cases which are part of the total of 27,774 confirmed cases of Covid-19.

DOH-Western Visayas records showed 76,536 people have recovered while 828 have died from the disease in the city.

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