COVID cases triple in NegOcc


Gov. Eugenio Lacson sounded the alarm as cases of COVID-19 around Negros Occidental triple, days before the anniversary of the province-wide lockdown.

In a case bulletin released by the Department of Health in Western Visayas, it reported 20 new cases in the province, yesterday, March 19. This brings the confirmed cases for the month to 193, from 58 the previous month.

The governor warned of a possible travel moratorium should the cases continue to rise. He explained that the surge in fresh cases were mostly from individuals coming from Manila and Cebu.

Since the start of the lockdown, DOH reported a total of 7,018 cases in Negros Occidental, excluding Bacolod City.

The governor along with other officials in Western Visayas are schedule to meet again today via Zoom to discuss the latest cases.


The regional DOH dashboard also reported yesterday an uptrend in cases within Bacolod, with 12 new local cases. This is the second day that Bacolod has recorded double-digit of positive cases after weeks of single digit case and even zero cases the last few days.

The city is once again reminding the general public to remain vigilant against the virus and continue to observe minimum health protocol.