By Rey Anthony Chiu | 11:15 AM October 31, 2021
In the last two months, coronavirus disease (Covid-19) related deaths in Bohol decreased by 51% as Bohol continues to scamper and scour for vaccine sources to inoculate its unvaccinated population enough to establish herd immunity as soon as possible.
From an all-time high of 177 deaths in in September, the figure is now down to 91 in October, a fact that many observers already ascribe to the increasing number of vaccinated individuals and the caution communities are employing to stop the spread of the disease that has already a fatal variant.
With the 177 deaths in September, Bohol had a daily average of almost six persons who die of Covid and its infamous complications then.
Vaccination accomplishment then, which means persons who have been fully vaccinated in the entire 1,394,329 population of Bohol was 13.06% by September 25 data provided by the Emergency Operations Center of the Bohol Inter Agency task Force on the management of Emerging Infectious Diseases.
By October, with vaccination increasing to 17.24% and another 17% given the initial dose, the figures have started to abate.
Deaths related to Covid and its complications in October still reached 91 but is already 51% lower than the previous month, according to the Daily Covid updates provided by the BIATF.
The 91 deaths in the month is already averaging 3.13 as Boholano continues it vaccination operations.
Aside from decreasing deaths, another encouraging figure is the ebbing number of new as well as active cases.
From three-digit figures in new cases per day, the number has gone double digits since October 3 and has since stayed below the 100 new cases daily radar.
For the last 26 days, new cases have averaged 39 daily; the highest number was recorded October 3 at 99 and the lowest was recorded October 25 with just 3 cases.
As to the active cases, from October 11, the number of active cases has gone down below the 1,000 mark.
And from 84% recovery rate on September 1, 2021, the figure has been raised to 95% for every 100 COVID active cases in October. (rahc/PIA-7/Bohol)