BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO AMD SHIELA G. GELERA
Barangays Taculing and Singcang-Airport have recorded the highest number of Covid-19 cases in Bacolod from September 9 to 22, records from the city Emergency Operations Center showed.
Taculing recorded 111 cases followed by Singcang Airport with 95, Villamonte – 88, Granada – 71, Alijis – 69, Estefania – 61, Bata – 59, Tangub – 57, Mansilingan – 49, Banago – 38, Mandalagan, Pahanocoy and Vista Alegre – 29 each, Sum-ag – 25, Brgy. 35 with 23 cases, Brgy. 1 with 22, Handumanan – 21, Brgy. 7 with 19, Brgy. 40 with 16 positive cases, and Brgy. 28 with 11.
As of Monday, Bacolod had 3,324 total confirmed Covid-19 cases, with 1,275 active cases, 1,998 recoveries, and 51 deaths.
Meanwhile, the Barangay 35 hall is closed for disinfection from Sept. 21 to 25 as part of its preventive measures against Covid-19.
Police personnel assigned in four inner border check-up points in Bacolod City were pulled out and shifted to puroks, barangays, and subdivisions with high cases of Covid-19.
P/Lt. Col. Ariel Pico, Bacolod City Police Office public information officer, said the inner border controls were dissolved because, according to the national Inter-Agency Task Force, there is duplication of work.
The inner check-up points dissolved were in the areas of CL Montelibano, in front of City Mall at Lacson Street, Cegasco, and Bangga Laurel in Mansilingan, Pico said.
Some personnel also augmented the security in areas on lockdown, and of the contact tracing teams, he said.
Currently, there are 23 inner check-up points and eight outer border controls in Bacolod, each manned by eight police personnel and several force multipliers, Pico added.*