'No local transmission'

NEGROS Occidental and Bacolod City have 22 new cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) and three new recoveries, as of June 24.

Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson emphasized Wednesday, June 24, that despite the number of new positive cases, still there is no local transmission of Covid-19 in the province.

Based on the data of the Department of Health (DOH)-Western Visayas, of the 22 new positive cases, Negros Occidental has 21 and Bacolod City has one.

All of the patients are locally stranded individuals (LSIs) and are staying at the quarantine facility.

The new positive patients for Negros Occidental were identified as 35-year-old male from La Carlota City; 56-year-old female from San Carlos City; 26-year-old male from Sagay City; 27-year-old male from San Carlos City; 23-year-old male, 24-year-old male, 20-year-old male and 26-year-old male from Escalante City; 46-year-old male, 42-year-old female, 47-year-old male and 18-year-old female from Calatrava; 34-year-old male from La Carlota City; 48-year-old male and 43-year-old male from Murcia; 46-year-old male from Ilog; 70-year-old male from Toboso; 55-year-old male from Moises Padilla; 22-year-old male from Himamaylan City; 23-year-old male from Cauayan; and 24-year-old female from Binalbagan.

Bacolod City's new Covid-19 positive is an 18-year-old male.

New recoveries, on the other hand, are 31-year-old female in Murcia, and 52-year-old and 35-year-old females from Bacolod City.

From June 16 up to June 23, Negros Occidental has 25 Covid-19 cases.

Lacson also confirmed Wednesday, June 24, that the Department of Education is already asking that school buildings would no longer be used as quarantine centers, but there are several local government units that are asking for the continued use of the school buildings for quarantine, especially now that the quarantine facilities are already overwhelmed.

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