NegOcc gov denies stopping tests for COVID

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Governor Eugenio Lacson said that the provincial government did not stop testing, which is being blamed for the increase in cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Negros Occidental.

“We still have the numbers because we didn’t stop testing those identified through contract tracing and those arriving in all our ports and airports,” said Lacson.

The province currently has the highest number of Covid-19 cases in Western Visayas. (

Data from the Department of Health Region-6 showed that Negros Occidental has a total of 5,224 confirmed cases, as of November 16.

Bacolod City has 5,125 cases, followed by Iloilo City with 4,236; Iloilo province with 2,451; Capiz with 962; Aklan, 137; Guimaras, 126; and Antique, 51.