‘Covid-19 cases in Bacolod could reach 3,358’

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Cases of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) in Bacolod City could peak at more than 3,000 cases by the third week of April.

This was the analysis of Dr. Julius Drilon, head of the Doña Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital, during the meeting of the Provincial Inter-Agency Task Force against Covid-19 Friday.

Drilon said estimated cases in the city and Negros Occidental might reach 3,358, with five percent critical or 168 cases needing critical care. (

“We will not lose anything if we prepare for the worst-case scenario in our fight against the Covid-19,” said Rep. Greg Gasataya, who was present at the meeting.

Drilon pushed for the establishment of a Bacolod Bio Safety Laboratory for Coronavirus Facility and massive testing of persons under investigation as soon as possible.

Gasataya said without massive testing, the enhanced community quarantine will be extended and will have a dire economic impact.

“The more test to be conducted, the more beneficial it will be for everybody,” he added.