BY CARLA P. GOMEZ
Bacolod City had 93 new COVID-19 positive cases and Negros Occidental had 18 yesterday, the Department of Health reported.
This brought the total number of COVID-19 cases in Bacolod City to 977 with 18 deaths, and Negros Occidental’s to 1,071 cases with 8 deaths, the DOH reported.
The DOH also reported that 67 COVID-19 positive patients in Bacolod City and 108 in Negros Occidental had recently recovered.
Negros Occidental, that was in second and third place this week, was no longer in the DOH list of top provinces with newly announced COVID-19 cases yesterday.
In the top slot was the National Capital Region followed by Laguna, Cavite, Batangas, and Cebu that was in fifth place, the DOH said.
The country now has 209,544 COVID-19 positive cases or .19 percent of its population, of which 134,474 have recovered, 71,745 are active cases, and 3,325 have died, the DOH reported.*