By Rey Anthony Chiu | 11:13 AM January 30, 2022

Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) breached the one-thousand-mark anew Friday, twenty-eight days into 2022.

While locals have hailed medical authorities and communities in general for seemingly getting in control of the viral disease that has kept communities held up in their homes, the numbers of people getting infected with the disease surged anew, after the new year.

In its COVID-19 Update January 28, Bohol Inter Agency Task Force (BIATF) for the management of Emerging Infectious Disease said that active Covid-19 cases in Bohol reached 1,084, marking another resurgence of the disease that has shown two surges already since May 2020.

Of that number however, only 12 patients are showing severe symptoms, 111 are moderate cases, 639 are mild and 287 have remained asymptomatic.

Some 35 more of these patients who are confirmed to have the virus through the gold standard in testing for the disease, could not be classified as strictly manifesting either of the symptoms.

With its second recorded surge in September tagged to the delta variant and was notoriously cited as the most fatal with six casualties tallied per day, this time, the uprise is speculated to be caused by the new strain omicron.

The day’s figure is in fact 190 cases more compared to the BIATF released information tracking the disease last January 25, or three days ago.

Within the month, the new cases showed no pattern, recording its highest new cases of confirmed Covid last January 20 at 102 and compared to zero cases recorded on January 22.

While most observers have openly smeared the omicron in the most recent spike in cases, the Department of Health has remained steadfast in its position that there has not been any recorded omicron case in Bohol.

Two Boholanos who have tested for the omicron variant has been cleared of the disease after their quarantine in Cebu, before they were allowed to come home to Bohol, DOH insisted.

As to the BIATF, deaths caused by the disease have reached a total of 596, as of January 29 and counted since May 2020, when the first Boholano COVID casualty was recorded.

In the past week until January 29, 11 deaths have been recorded and tagged with the disease.

This is 1.5 deaths in a day.

As to the cumulative total number of confirmed COVID cases, BIATF noted 21,778 Boholanos who turned out positive for the disease after their swab samples were sent for laboratory analysis.

This is out of 118,208 swab samples collected from those who underwent Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR). (rahc/PIA-7/Bohol)

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