By Rey Anthony Chiu | 09:02 PM October 01, 2021
Still into vaccinating some 15% of its local population, Bohol sees a slight change in the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) statistics, at least these last days of September.
While this may not yet be conclusive evidence as to the effects of vaccination and the community getting better aware of the risks of unnecessary travel, data shows that deaths, although still considerably plenty, has waned a bit by the end of September.
From the Bohol Inter Agency Task Force on the management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (BIATF-EID), information bares that while were 89 deaths from the period August 26 to September 11, a promising figure emerged between September 12-28.
In the last two weeks, Bohol noted only some 84 deaths.
In a disclaimer incorporated in the report however, the BIATF explained that the deaths may not really be reflective of the dates specified as some of the death report may arrive with few day’s difference.
But, in the previous weeks like from July 27 to August 11, Bohol recorded 34 deaths due to Covid.
The following 15 days, or from August 12 to August 26, deaths almost evened up with only 33 listed in the death records.
The month of August closed with 73 deaths in Bohol as the number of deaths continued to skyrocket in September.
A day before the end of the month, Bohol tallied its 175th death for the month before noon.
BIATF spokesperson Dr. Cesar Tomas Lopez has said that even with the 30% accomplishment in the local vaccination program, there should be some noticeable changes.
At 30% vaccination, health experts expect a leveling of the Covid curve: no more huge number of new and active cases, lesser daily deaths and lesser hospital admissions.
As to the active cases, for the fourth consecutive days, the figures have gone below the 2,000 mark, a rarity after the active cases soared to over two thousand mark since September 13.
Since then, it only went below the 2,000 mark in September 21 when there were only 1967 recorded active cases, as to the BIATF. (rahc/PIA-7/Bohol)