Bacolod official alarmed by sudden rise in COVID-19 cases 

By Dolly Yasa


BACOLOD City – The executive director of the Bacolod Emergency Operations Center expressed concern over the sudden rise of coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 in the city.

Bacolod City Administrator Em Ang urged the public to continue wearing face masks, face shields, and observe safe distancing to avoid contracting the virus.

Data from the Bacolod Public Information Office indicated that from a single digit rise in cases in the past weeks, the city logged 25 new cases with one death on March 17, 2021.

The 25 cases include 17 local cases, 7 authorized persons outside residence, and a locally stranded individual.

The city now has 5,881 cases (81 active, 5,614 recoveries, and 186 deaths).

“For the past weeks, COVID-19 cases recorded is of single digit and there are times, there was zero new case at all,” Ang said.

She urged the public not to be complacent and strictly observe health protocols.

The latest fatality was a 40-year-old housewife, Ang said.

She lamented that the sudden rise of the COVID-19 cases in the city should be a concern of everyone citing that in February, they recorded an average of two new cases a day only.