Recent data from Department of Health-Region VI(DOH-6) classified Bacolod City under risk classification alert “level 1” after COVID-19 cases declined over the past weeks.
At least six Local Government Units (LGUs) in Western Visayas, including Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo Province and Negros Occidental were classified under alert level 2.
Out of the eight LGUs in Region VI, Bacolod was classified to have the lowest risk classification due to the sharp decrease of COVID cases.
Iloilo City, meanwhile, remained under Alert Level 3.
The new risk classification analysis is based on all new cases reported and verified by LGUs.
Average Daily Attack Rate (ADAR) shifted from a high of 66.19 to 3.64.
Data also showed the huge difference of COVID cases between January 21 to February 3 and the period from Feb. 4 to 17.
The average COVID cases for Jan. 21 to Feb. 3 were recorded at 1,605, followed by a staggering decrease to 301 from Feb. 4 to 17.
This showed a case difference of 81 percent or 1,304 cases between the dates.
Healthcare Capacity Utilization Rate of the City also dropped to a low of 18.29 percent, due to the low admission rate of severe COVID-19 cases.*