The cities of Talisay and Bago logged the highest number of COVID-19 cases in Negros Occidental, while Don Salvador Benedicto and San Enrique towns have zero cases, as of August 14, according to reports of the Provincial Incident Management Team.
Bago and Talisay cities have 33 cases each, 22 in Himamaylan City, 17 in Silay City, 11 each in Isabela and Cadiz, and 10 each in Escalante and Murcia, while single digit cases were recorded in other local government units of Negros Occidental.
Negros Occidental yesterday logged nine new COVID-19 cases, bringing to 220 the total active cases, with 18 new recoveries.
However, the DOH-Western Visayas reported that the health capacity utilization rate of Negros Occidental remains low at 40.74 percent, while the percentage of fully vaccinated people is now at 76.92 percent of its targeted population of 80 percent.
Highly urbanized Bacolod City also logged a total of 180 cases, as of Aug. 15, based on the reports of the DOH-WV.
Provincial Health Officer Dr. Ernell Tumimbang yesterday said it might be from the highly urbanized cities, or triggered by local transmission, apparently referring to high number of COVID-19 cases in Talisay and Bago cities.*