FIFTY-ONE of the 61 barangays in Bacolod City have been declared "Covid-free" for the past 14 days, the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Task Force official said Thursday, March 4.
"For now, we only have 10 barangays with active cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19). Fifty-one barangays were already declared a "Covid-free," barangays," said Dr. Chris Sorongon, deputy for medical data and analysis of EOC-Task Force.
He said these 51 barangays include rural and urban barangays.
As of March 3, Bacolod City has a total of 5, 836 Covid-19 cases. Of the number, 5,581 patients have recovered, 69 are still active cases and 188 have died.
On the same day, Bacolod had only one case of Covid-19 with no death.
"Every day, we have one or two cases of Covid-19 so we are hopeful that all barangays will be declared a "Covid-free," Sorongon said.
He said the City Government also intensified the information and education campaign in various barangays to prevent the spread of the virus.
Sorongon noted that most of the new Covid-19 cases were authorized persons outside residence (Apor), local stranded individuals (LSIs), dialysis patients, and pregnant women, among others.
The EOC also encouraged those with Covid-19 symptoms to visit the Bacolod Respiratory Outpatient Center at the Bacolod Arts, Youth and Sports Center (BasyCenter) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for free checkup and swab test.
Sorongon reminded the public to always observe minimum health protocols, such as wearing face masks and face shields, washing of hands and observance of physical distancing.