Bacolod posts highest single day record of COVID-19 cases with 131

Published August 30, 2020, 12:55 PM

by Glazyl Masculino

BACOLOD CITY – The City Health Office (CHO) here reported on late Saturday that the city has recorded its highest single day number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) of 131 on August 29.

With this report, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the city has reached 1,108.

Of these confirmed cases, 899 were local cases, while 209 were either locally stranded individuals (LSIs) and overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).

Local transmission here was first confirmed by the Department of Health (DOH) Region 6 last April, and was reported anew in July due to the increasing number of infected local cases.

Based on the CHO’s data, 20 deaths have been recorded, as of August 29, all of them tagged as local transmissions.

There have also been 465 recoveries comprised of 200 local cases, and 265 LSIs and OFWs.

The city, according to the CHO, has 623 active cases of COVID-19. 

Of these active cases, 21 were admitted to various hospitals, 221 were on home quarantine, 223 were at the different quarantine facilities, and 158 were still pending for verification.

Mayor Evelio Leonardia had sought the help of President Duterte to address the rising number of COVID-19 cases here.

Duterte dispatched Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu, who had overseen the recovery of Cebu City from being a hotspot for the viral disease, to assess the situation in Bacolod City, and help address its problems with COVID-19 response.