By Rey Anthony Chiu/PIA-Bohol | 12:30 AM September 12, 2021
Figures continue to go worse for Bohol as coronavirus disease (Covid-19) continues to choke lives out of people and the local wait for the vaccines that have yet to come.
For one month, from August 12 to September 10, Bohol recorded 113 deaths, as communities fear that the Delta variant of the virus has caused this unusual spike in deaths beginning the middle of July.
At 113 deaths, the daily average crawls up to 37 for every 1000 who have been confirmed positive of the deadly virus.
As to the data provided by the Bohol Inter Agency task Force on the management of Emerging infectious Diseases, 36 Boholanos succumbed to Covid between August 12 to 26, while for the succeeding 15 days, 73 Boholanos also died because of Covid.
When the daily death average in Bohol in the second to the last week of August reached 2.4 or 2 in every 100 Covid patients, the figure by the next two weeks became a data of concern.
From August 27 to September 11, 2021, Bohol records 73 deaths, or 4.5 or 45 in every 1000 Covid cases.
As this goes on, local officials continue to encourage people to get vaccinated as soon as possible to curb the deaths and new cases.
Majority of the Covid deaths in Bohol, of some 80%, were from the non-vaccinated adults from 50 and above while nobody among those who died completed the two vaccine doses needed for a full protection against the disease.
However, as more and more people are now changing their minds to get the vaccines instead of playing with fate, vaccine supplies coasted to near halt.
Last week, reports said that even by completing those who had their first doses, Bohol would still need 71,000 doses.
And if these needed vaccines arrived within the week, Bohol would only need about a little over a week to use them all, with the over 50 vaccine sites here.
And if that happened, Bohol is still 25 to 30% accomplished in vaccinating 70% of its total population to be safely immune from Covid.
As of September 2, Bohol IATF reports that the province has received 7,840 Sinovac vaccines allocated for second dose and 23,520 Sinopharm vaccines for priority groups.
By September 8, Bohol has received a total of 391,922 vaccines and completed vaccinated 149,782.
And while some local government units have entered into agreement with pharmaceutical companies for their own vaccine supplies for their residents, there has not been any report of Bohol LGU doing the same. (rahc/PIA-7/Bohol)