3 Delta infected Negrenses test negative in repeat swab

By Dolly Yasa

Bacolod CITY – “They will be sent home.”

Thus, said Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz after the three remaining Delta variant-infected residents of Pulupandan, Valladolid, and La Carlota City tested negative in repeat swab tests.

Diaz said the 9-year-old boy from Silay City, who was discovered to have been infected by the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus disease 2019, died on Aug. 2.

The 52-year-old returning overseas Filipino from Talisay City was declared recovered after he tested negative in a repeat swab test, Diaz said.

Meanwhile, the Department of Health raised the Covid-19 risk classification of Negros Occidental from low to moderate, and Bacolod City from low to high.

Diaz said the upward classification was due to the presence of the Delta variant in the province.

“But in terms of hospital occupancy, we are still at low risk,” he said, adding that hospital occupancy ranges from 30 to 40 percent.

Negros Occidental remains under the General Community Quarantine classification until Sept. 7, as announced earlier by Malacañang.