• GILBERT P. BAYORAN
COVID-19 cases have shown a continuing drop this month, from its peak of 208 to 36, as of January 26, records of the Provincial Incident Management Team showed.
However, Negros Occidental logged four COVID-19 related deaths in the same period.
Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson is still encouraging the use of face masks in crowded places and enclosed areas.
From March 27, 2020 up to yesterday, the province recorded 44,613 cases of COVID-19, of which 42,507 have already recovered, and 2,069 resulted in deaths.
The Department of Health has announced that vaccination against COVID-19 is offered at 3,697 healthcare facilities nationwide.
DOH officer-in-charge Maria Rosario Vergeire said that local government units have decided to integrate COVID-19 vaccination in their primary healthcare services when the national government started ramping up of booster shots administration.
The DOH has protected more than 73.8 million Filipinos against COVID-19 so far, including 6.9 million senior citizens, 10 million adolescents, and 5.4 million children.
Moreover, almost 21.2 million individuals have received their first booster doses and more than 3.8 million have received their second booster shots.* with PNA reports