BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN
The Covid-19 active cases in Negros Occidental dropped from 131 on Jan. 21, to 111, as of Jan. 28, with Valladolid and San Enrique towns noted to be consistent in having no new infections, the Provincial Incident Management Team reported.
Aside from Valladolid and San Enrique, other local government units with no new active cases were the cities of Sipalay, Kabankalan, and Himamaylan, as of Thursday.
The city of Silay had the most number of Covid active cases with 17, while San Carlos City had 10.
Of the 6,652 confirmed cases in the province, 6,333 already recovered, or a recovery rate of 95.2 percent, with 208 deaths.
Of the confirmed cases since March, 4,827 were domestic cases while 1,111 were locally-stranded individuals. Others include frontliners – 302, overseas Filipino workers – 298, authorized persons outside residence – 97, pending classification – 15, and cases recorded in other provinces but tagged in Negros Occidental – 2.
Based on the report, the majority of the OFWs who returned to the province during the period were from Saudi Arabia – 38, Dubai – 22, Qatar – 20, the United States – 19, Japan – 15, Kuwait and Singapore – 12 each, Korea – 11, and Hong Kong – 10.
Among the LSIs and APORs, most of those received by Negros Occidental were from Manila – 435, Cebu – 202, Cavite – 74, Iloilo – 69, and Rizal – 39. Bacolod City, meanwhile, had 138 active cases, as of Jan. 28.*