BACOLOD CITY – The Negros Occidental provincial government has lauded Negrenses for their cooperation in observing minimum public health standards as the entire province logged only eight active coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases on Monday.
Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz II said on Tuesday it is the result of a “job well done” by the people in the 12 component cities and 19 municipalities of the province.
“Our cases are already low. We’re now in single digit. Again, we are happy for the efforts of the people of Negros Occidental and all the 31 local government units in managing the health crisis and lowering our cases,” he told reporters.
Based on the data of the Provincial Incident Management Team, the number of active Covid-19 cases in Negros Occidental has steadily decreased since the start of April.
On April 1, some 40 cases were reported then on April 6, it went down by 50 percent to only 20. By April 10, active cases dropped to 10 but increased to 14 on April 17, and then again dipped to only eight on April 18.
“We hope we continue to observe health protocols so we can maintain this low cases or eventually reach zero cases. You have to remember, we cannot be complacent. Let us still be very careful,” Diaz reminded Negrenses.
In Negros Occidental, six local government units (LGUs) have been placed under Alert Level 1, the lowest category in the country’s Covid-19 alert level system, until April 30 by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID).
These include the towns of Enrique B. Magalona, Pulupandan and San Enrique as well as the component cities of La Carlota, Sagay and Victorias.
The remaining 25 towns and component cities in Negros Occidental are still under Alert Level 2. (PNA)
Source: Philippines News Agency