BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN
Three COVID-19 related deaths were recorded by the Provincial Incident Management Team from July 27 to 29, as cases in Negros Occidental rose to 83, as of yesterday.
Seven new COVID-19 cases were also reported yesterday, with one recovery.
Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson earlier expects COVID-19 cases in the province to 100 in the next few days.
From March 27, 2020 up to July 29 this year there were 1,978 deaths recorded in Negros Occidental, with 39,671 of 41,733 infected victims having already recovered.
On the other hand, the Department of Health reported yesterday the detection of the first case of monkeypox, that infected a 31-year-old Filipino national who arrived from abroad last July 19.
The case had prior travel to countries with documented monkeypox cases, DOH said.
The World Health Organization earlier said the rapidly spreading monkeypox outbreak is a “public health emergency of international concern” – designed to signal that a coordinated international response is needed and could unlock funding and global efforts to collaborate on sharing vaccines and treatments.*