OF THE 61 villages in Bacolod City, Barangay Taculing posted the highest number of positive cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the city from September 9 to 22.
Bacolod City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) records showed Barangay Taculing has a total of 111 Covid-19 cases, followed by Barangay Singcang-Airport with 95; Barangay Villamonte, 88; Barangay Granada, 71; Barangay Alijis, 69; Barangay Estefania, 61; Barangay Bata, 59; Barangay Tangub, 57; Barangay Mansilingan, 49; Barangay Banago, 38.
Barangays Mandalagan, Pahanocoy and Vista Alegre also recorded a total of 29 Covid-19 cases each; Barangay Sum-ag, 25; Barangay 35, 23; Barangay 1, 22; Barangay Handumanan, 21; Barangay 7, 19; Barangay 40, 16; and Barangay 28, 11.
As of September 21, Bacolod City has a total of 3, 324 Covid-19 cases. Of the number, 1,998 are recoveries, 1,275 are active cases and 51 deaths.
The City Government earlier created the EOC upon the recommendation of Inter-Agency Task Force-Visayas chief implementer Melquiades Feliciano to synchronize and harmonize all the data of the Covid-19 cases in Bacolod.
Mayor Evelio Leonardia, who issued Executive Order 59 creating the Bacolod City EOC Task Force, earlier said that the local transmission in the city has spiked very recently and this has already imperiled its health care system because it can now hardly accommodate more patients seeking emergency treatment or hospital admission for Covid-19 symptoms, either because of full capacity of Covid-19 bed capacity or lack of medical personnel to attend the patients.
The EOC is operating at the MassKaraa Hall of the Bacolod Government Center on 24/7 basis.