NegOcc PIMT logs record COVID deaths in one day

Posted by watchmen
September 17, 2021
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga

The Negros Occidental Provincial Incident Management Team (PIMT) has logged its highest record COVID-related fatalities in just one day.

PIMT head Dr. Zeaphard Caelian said that on Wednesday, Negros Occidental logged 26 COVID-19 fatalities, the highest on record.

From September 1 to 15, the province recorded a total of 104 deaths based on the PIMT’s data.

In response to Caelian’s report, Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said the Negrenses should stop treating COVID-19 as a joke and should implement measures to protect themselves.

As of Wednesday, active COVID-19 cases in the province have already reached 2,201.

With the new cases back to triple digits in a day, Lacson believes that the numbers will go even higher in the coming days and is now blaming the surge on the more transmissible Delta variant of COVID-19.

To meet the rising number of cases, the provincial government has designated the Valeriano M. Gatuslao Memorial District Hospital in Himamaylan City into a COVID-19 treatment center and the Cadiz District Hospital.

“What is happening in Metro Manila is also happening here where even private hospitals are already at full capacity,” Lacson pointed out.

“Let us get vaccinated against COVID-19 to ensure Negrenses that they are protected,” he added./DGB, WDJ

The Swine Artificial Insemination (AI) Laboratory Center and Free-Range Chicken Multiplier Farm in Barangay Cubay, La Carlota City, Negros Occidental was inaugurated on Thursday, September 16. The AI Lab, facilitated through the Provincial Veterinary Office, intends to further improve the quality of livestock industry in the province and increase productivity of swine raisers in the fourth district, by producing genetically improved livestock with quality breeding materials. The inauguration was witnessed by the paravets and local hog raisers. (Provincial Government of Negros Occidental photos)

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