The active cases of coronavirus disease 2019 in Western Visayas reached 10,050, with 828 new confirmed cases yesterday as per result of tests done by 16 out of 18 laboratories in the region.
“We’ve hit the highest, so far, with 828 cases in one day. Stay safe everyone,” an advisory from the Department of Health Western Visayas Center for Health Development said.
Of the active cases, 62.31 percent were asymptomatic, 33.16 percent mild, 2.06 percent moderate, 2.40 severe, and .07 percent were critical.
As per the DOH regional bulletin, 816 of the cases were all local transmissions, nine locally stranded individuals, and three were authorized persons outside of residence.
Among the local cases, Negros Occidental has 208, Iloilo province – 204, Bacolod City – 138, Iloilo City – 101, Aklan – 68, Capiz – 54, Antique – 23, and Guimaras has 20.
The bulletin also showed that the region has 282 new recoveries and 13 new deaths.
The results brought to 53,400 the total cumulative cases in the region, with 1,264 deaths and 42,070 recoveries.
In a previous interview, Dr. Marie Jocelyn Te, medical officer IV of the DOH-WV CHD, said the surge in cases was due to the high transmission of cases in homes and offices.
The DOH also continues to remind local government units to impose localized lockdowns, ensure that the Prevent, Detect, Isolate, Treat, and Reintegrate strategy is implemented and monitored, and border control is strengthened.
The turnaround time for contact tracing and isolation should be monitored if targets are met for appropriate action, it added.
“As cases remain high, we should continue to and further intensify our efforts and messaging in promoting adherence to minimum public health standards and addressing vaccine hesitancy,” the DOH said.*PNA