By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
The number of new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental continues to decline based on the latest data released by the Department of Health (DOH) in Western Visayas.
Data released by DOH-6 shows that as November 14, Negros Occidental’s two-week growth rate has steadily declined to -62 percent with the Average Daily Attack Rate (ADAR) now down to 1.58 per 100,000 population.
The province’s Hospital Care Utilization Rate (HCUR) is also steadily dropping and is currently running at 46.99 percent.
Meanwhile, Bacolod City’s growth rate has also gone down to -61 percent and ADAR is now running at 4.26 per 100,000 population.
The DOH-6 noted that the drop is significant for the city, as three to four weeks ago, the ADAR was at 11.01.
HCUR in Bacolod City is also down at 36.15 percent.
The DOH-6 also added that the whole region remains at a “low risk” classification.
As of yesterday, meanwhile, DOH-6 said they have already administered 3,960,395 doses of COVID-19 vaccines with daily jabs averaging currently at 5,549.
It further added that at least 32.77 percent or 1,828,294 of the region’s 5,579,388 target population are already fully vaccinated against COVID-19./DGB, WDJ