By Rey Anthony Chiu | 12:32 AM January 23, 2022
Confirmed coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases in Bohol burst from 2 new cases January 19, to 102, today.
This as local health authorities tracked a new rise in disease cases from single digits in the first week of the year, to three digits as recorded January 20.
According to data shared by the Bohol Inter Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (BIATF) January 20, new cases in Bohol jumped from single to double digits on days, until it shot up to 102, the highest number of confirmed new cases in 2022.
On January 13, or a week ago, there were 6 new cases, there were zero cases on the following day.
But by January 18, BIATF noted 17 new cases, that time when a local doctor reports the possibility of the omicron virus here.
The other day, for still unknown reasons, Bohol recorded 2 new cases, which could negate that claims that omicron indeed has been cleared from the two Boholanos who entered Bohol recently as reported.
January 20, the new confirmed Covid-19 cases exploded to 102, the first triple digit recorded in 2022.
As to the BIATF COVID -19 Update, from the 203 swab samples processed on January 19 at the Gov Celestino Gallares Memorial Hospital Molecular Laboratory and the Bohol Containerized Molecular Laboratory, the most cases in one location is 27 in Tagbilaran City.
Candijay and Dauis both recorded 8 new cases, Baclayon had 7, Antequera, Cortes and Panglao have 5 cases and Inabanga, Loay, Mabini and Sagbayan each have 3 cases.
Carmen, Clarin, Loon, Pilar, Sikatuna and San Miguel have 2 new cases each while Alicia, Anda, Bien Unido, Bilar, Corella, Dimiao, Garcia Hernandez, Getafe, Guindulman, Pres Carlos P. Garcia, Sierra Bullones, Talibon and Valencia each have one new case.
The development also marred yet another surge in cases in Bohol, the third, following a fatal up-cycle in September.
From a total of 189 active cases in January 13, Bohol now has 616 active cases, a 325% increase in cases marked its peak.
That same day, cumulative Covid cases as confirmed by the gold standard in Covid detection reached 20,665 of the total of 117,792 swab samples sent for Revers Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction tests.
This is still 5.7% positivity rating, or about 5 for every 100 tested for the disease would most likely turn out positive.
Of the 20,665 confirmed cases, 19,466 Boholanos who fell ill with the dreaded disease that has since killed 583 locals, have recovered. (rahc/PIA-7/Bohol)