STEADY IMPROVEMENT Iloilo City’s active COVID-19 cases now just 227, slides to 4th in WV

While Iloilo City continues to improve on its numbers relative to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the provinces of Negros Occidental and Iloilo are experiencing an uptick in new cases even as Bacolod City is in the thick of a major ‘relapse’ in the first four days of the week.

From November 9 to 12, Iloilo City only had a total of 42 new cases, a number that only weeks ago the city could get on a single day. The four-day haul had it in fourth place in the Western Visayas region, next to pace-setters Negros Occidental with 117 new cases, Iloilo province with 83, and Bacolod City with 72.

Completing the new cases list during the 4-day period is Capiz with 32, Guimaras with 13, Aklan with 7, and Antique with 1 new case, in that order.

With the additions, Negros Occidental continues to rule the roost in the number of active cases at 1,559, followed by Iloilo Province with 500 and Bacolod City back in third place with 350. And because of the lesser additions in new cases as well as a bigger number of recoveries, Iloilo City slides down at fourth in the active cases list with just 227, around the same numbers as that of the City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit of the city government.

Rounding out the active cases list are Capiz with 66 cases, Guimaras and Aklan are tied with 25 each, while Antique brings up the rear with 7.

Meanwhile, aside from being in the middle of the new cases ‘gainers’ list, Iloilo City is also right on the top side of the ‘losers’ list with 159 recoveries despite scoring fat eggs in two of the first four days of the week, largely in part to the 101 recoveries recorded on Tuesday. It is at a close second behind Negros Occidental’s 163 recoveries and a lot better than the third-running 92 recoveries of Iloilo Province.

Wrapping up the recoveries list are Bacolod City’s 54 recoveries, Capiz’s 50 cured patients, and the lone recovery each of Guimaras, Aklan, and Antique.

In total, Bacolod City is still way on top of the recoveries standings with 4,568 patients who recovered from the virus, followed by Iloilo City with 3,850, and Negros Occidental with 3,430. Completing the list are the provinces of Iloilo, Capiz, Guimaras, Aklan, and Antique with 1,784, 844, 168, 144, and 67 recoveries, in that order.

However, all is not well with Iloilo City in this November 9-12 period as they also lead the deaths department with 7 fatalities in the first 4 days of the week while Iloilo Province is close behind at 6 deaths. Both Negros Occidental and Bacolod City is tied at fourth with 4 deaths apiece in the same period while Capiz and Guimaras had 3 and 2 deaths, respectively. Aklan and Antique both have no fatalities in the same period.

With these deaths, a total of 26 fatalities in just four days, Bacolod City’s death count has risen to 151 while that of Iloilo City breached the hundred mark with 105. The provinces of Negros Occidental, Iloilo, Capiz, Aklan, Guimaras, and Antique, meanwhile, had 93, 75, 34, 8, 3, and 1 death, in that order./(N. Glenn Aragon/INews)

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