A TOTAL of 501,160 persons in Bacolod City have registered in the Bacolod City Covid-19 Contract Tracing (BaCTrac) System.

Emergency Operations Center (EOC) records showed as of May 10, a total of 501,160 persons already registered in BaCTrac and most of them were adults.

EOC also registered a total of 9,652 business establishments in the city in compliance with City Ordinance (CO) 941 or the Covid-19 Contact Tracing System Ordinance.

CO 941, or the "Covid-19 Contact Tracing System Ordinance of Bacolod City," authored by Councilor Lady Gles Pallen, president of the Liga ng mga Barangay, covers all business establishments, government offices, residents and visitors within the territorial jurisdiction of Bacolod City, including public utilities and spaces, such as but not limited to, public markets, public terminals and public transport.

The "BaCTrac Contact Tracing System" is a web-based and mobile-based app developed for efficient and expeditious contact tracing of confirmed Covid-19 positive patients in the city and allows the EOC Task Force to easily locate people suspected of having contact with Covid-19 patients.

To facilitate the app's use, Bacolod City residents and visitors into the city will be required to register online in the BaCTrac system. To register, one can visit www.bacolodcity.gov.ph and access the BaCTrac page.

Upon registration, an individual will be issued a BaCTrac Card that contains his/her name, address, identification number, and a uniquely assigned quick response (QR) code.

Business and government establishments will also be required to download the mobile app's "CCTS Logger" on Google Store to be able to scan BaCTrac cards.

The cards will be used to sign in to a digital logbook, through scanning the QR code, upon entry into government premises or private establishments to record the date and time of visit.

Meanwhile, as of May 10, a total of 81,234 persons in Bacolod City already underwent swab tests.

As of May 11, Bacolod City had a total of 8,105 Covid-19 cases. Of the number 6,951 patients already recovered, 932 were active cases and 222 were deaths.