WV breaks record for single-day increase record with 178 new COVID cases


Western Visayas logged 178 new cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) yesterday, breaking its previous biggest single-day high of 130.

These brought the region’s cumulative cases to 2,307, data from the Department of Health (DOH) Region 6 showed.

157 of the new cases were local transmissions, according to Dr. Jocelyn Te, spokesperson of DOH-6. (

The fresh cases were from the following areas:

* Iloilo City – 93

* Iloilo Province – 40

* Negros Occidental – 23

* Bacolod City – 12

* Guimaras – three

* Antique – three

* Aklan – two

* Capiz – one

One case was tagged to another region, said Te.

Thirteen of the 178 new cases were locally stranded individuals; six were repatriated overseas Filipinos, and two were authorized persons outside residence.

DOH-6 recorded 36 more Covid-19 patients who recovered, bringing the region’s total number of recovered cases to 1,072.

With the death toll at 33, the region currently has 1,203 active cases.