By Rey Anthony Chiu/PIA-Bohol | 11:10 AM July 20, 2021
No matter how hard coronavirus disease (Covid-19) might be dealing its fatal blow, thirteen of Bohol’s 47 towns and one city managed to be Covid-death free, a year and four months after the island’s inbound travel ban in May 2020.
From the data gleaned from the Bohol Inter-Agency Task Force (BIATF), July 19, 2021, the following towns have remained Covid-death free: Alburquerque, Anda, Antequera, Batuan, Bilar.
Clarin, Cortes, Dagohoy, Dimiao, Inabanga, President Carlos P. Garcia, Sierra Bullones and Sikatuna have kept its morbidity slates clean until now.
The towns listed above may have death cases suspected of Covid-19, local health authorities and emergency response teams who validate the deaths see that these are non-Covid deaths, their swab test results show negative of the viral disease.
A Department of Health Memorandum No. 2020-0158 on the proper handling of the remains of the suspect, probable and confirmed Covid cases states that burial and cremation of these remains should be done within 12 hours after death, in accordance with the person’s religion and culturally-acceptable norms, to the most possible extent.
On this, suspect and probable Covid-19 cases who died pending test results are handled similar to a confirmed Covid-19 case, meaning, a burial within 12 hours from death is observed.
On the other hand, Tagbilaran City, possibly being the most populated and with neighborhood so close to each other, tops Bohol’s localities with most number of deaths registering double figures at 26, July 19.
Ubay and Guindulman, on the other hand lay next with 8 death cases each, followed by Candijay which registered 7 deaths.
Alicia, Calape, Maribojoc and Talibon clocked in at 5 deaths, and then Duero, Lila, Loay, Loon and Tubigon each have 4 deaths.
Next with deaths marring their records are Dauis and Jagna, with 3 morbidity cases.
On the other hand, Baclayon, Buenavista, Carmen, Panglao, Sagbayan and Sevilla registered two cases each, while Balilihan, Bien Unido, Catigbian, Corella, Danao, Garcia Hernandez, Getafe, Loboc, Mabini, Pilar, San Isidro, San Miguel and Trinidad have singe deaths each. (rahc/PIA-7/Bohol)