By Rey Anthony Chiu | 09:51 AM February 19, 2022
From over a thousand active and confirmed coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases by the end of January 2022, Bohol has successfully managed the number to a couple of hundreds, 18 days into the month of February.
Based on the data shared by the Bohol Inter Agency task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (BIATF), from 1125 confirmed active Covid cases on January 31, of this year, the figure is now down to 279, as of Friday February 18, 2022.
This as Bohol continues to implement the national government’s anti Covid strategy of Prevention, Isolation, Detection, Treatment, Rehabilitation plus Vaccination (PIDTR+) to slowly push the viral disease out of the province to facilitate a faster economic recovery.
Most observes credit the vaccination and the ongoing implementation and observance of the minimum health and public safety protocols as crucial in Bohol’s keeping the numbers tame.
This week, Bohol keeps a 96 % recovery rate, or simply 96 of every 100 who gets the virus recover after a few days.
This is simply incomparable looking back at the recovery rate in the first week of September 2021 when the figures reached only 83.32%.
This same week last year, Bohol was on its 124th case of the Covid, capped by a very rare death of a 3-days old infant.
Now, Covid deaths have increased 520% from then, the mortality figure reaching 645 as of Friday.
In February, Bohol still keeps a 2.29 Covid deaths per day.
The mortality rate however, when compared to the while Philippines is .01% as the country has tracked 55,223 deaths since the first recorded Covid happened in January 3, 2020.
In the entire country, the cumulative number of confirmed Covid cases has reached 3,644,597, whereas, Bohol has only 21,916 as of Friday.
Bohol’s total Covid cases, is just .006% of the total cases in the country. (rahc/PIA-7/Bohol)