By Rey Anthony H. Chiu, PIA-Bohol | 09:15 PM March 29, 2021

Due to the risk they face amid the pandemic, healthcare workers are given priority in the Covid-19 vaccine jabs. Photos: LGU-Inabanga

A total of 27 healthcare workers (HCW) are among the active cases of Covid-19 on March 26 in Bohol.

The Department of Health (DOH) has warned local health authorities supervising the vaccine rollout to strictly adhere to the vaccine prioritization list, as the government is now investigating reports of politicians being inserted into the list and depriving the prioritized sectors of the vaccine jabs.

In its daily COVID Monitoring, Bohol Inter-Agency Task Force (BIATF) reported 188 active cases comprised of 120 cases by local transmission and another 46 Covid-19 cases brought in by returning residents, authorized persons outside residents (APORS), returning Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), and non-APOR.

That same day, BIATF reported 22 new cases of Covid-19 across Bohol, 4 of which are health workers.

The 27 Covid-19 cases involving HCWs also form 19 percent of the local transmission cases in Bohol, which has started its vaccine rollout in the first week of March.

Of Bohol’s 27 HCWs who tested positive for Covid-19, four come from Tagbilaran City, although it was not stated if these concerned patients are from the Gov. Celestino Gallares Memorial Hospital where Bohol’s Covid-dedicated health care facility is located.

The bigger bulk comes from Ubay, which had 12 HCWs infected plus three more new cases involving HCWs.

Ubay’s nearby town Talibon also posted four HCW cases while Trinidad, which sits between Talibon and Ubay, has two reported cases of Covid-19 involving health workers.

Calape also recorded one HCW with Covid-19 as with Dauis, two kilometers from Tagbilaran, which also has one case.

That same day, March 26, Tagbilaran City has the most number of Covid-19 cases by local transmission at 30 cases plus four HCWs, followed by Ubay with 17 cases comprised of one resident and 15 HCWS of which three are new cases.

Maribojoc comes in third with eight cases of which three are new cases and five cases of local transmission, followed by the lump of Corella, Bilar, Valencia, Antequera, and Bien Unido with each logging six local transmission cases.

Dauis also come next with five new cases (four residents, one HCW) and another local transmission case.

The rest of the towns posted manageable local transmission cases.

As for the cases brought in by incoming or returning residents, Inabanga tops with nine cases from its returning residents and one from a returning Overseas Filipino resident.

Also among the towns of concern accepting returning residents and incoming guests are Tagbilaran whose 34 cases are complemented by four more returning residents who tested positive for Covid-19, while Ubay whose 16 cases is boosted by another five returning residents who tested postiive for Covid-19. (rahc/PIA-7/Bohol)

By Bohol Island News

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