By Rey Anthony Chiu | 06:05 PM February 27, 2022
In case you missed it, the number of active confirmed coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Bohol has been staved down from 1,125 on January 31 to 157, as of February 23, 2022.
While the trimmed numbers may be encouraging, Bohol has still not really pinpointed on the problem of deaths related to Covid-19.
In its February 23, 2022 Daily COVID-19 Report, Bohol Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (BIATF) has shown that the day’s active Covid cases has went down to 157.
By 2 p. m. of February 25, the number even went down some more to 134, but the 26 days mortality average still hangs suspended at 2.46% or simply some 2.4 Boholanos die everyday for the same viral disease that has been causing the crash of economies worldwide.
At 134 active cases, the occurrence is still a very low 1% of the total population.
Last January 31, death associated with confirmed Covid cases has reached 596, a year and 8 months since Bohol was its first death by the viral disease in June of 2020.
Twenty-five days later, deaths by Covid have reached 656, as some 62 have been the newest casualties in Bohol’s battle against the dreaded disease.
At 656, occurrence of Covid death in Bohol is now pegged at a high 3% as against the country’s 1.5%.
Bohol has since confirmed 22,058 Covid cases, and 656 of these have died to an average of 2.97% of the number.
In the country, some 3.66 million Filipinos have been positively confirmed with the virus and some 56,224 have died to a 1.53% mortality rate.
The 62 deaths in the last 25 days, or the 2.4 Boholanos still die of the dreaded disease, is still too much as experts have proven relentlessly pushed for vaccination against the viral disease has been among the most effective ways of keeping death away.
And as the vaccinations staggered due to hesitance of people to get vaccinated for reasons of belief, religion and ignorance, the introduction of the booster dose and a possible fourth dose adds more to the problem of vaccine sourcing here.
At present, only a little over a hundred thousand vaccine doses can be used but with more people lining up for their booster shots as against those seeking the primary doses, health officials believe, solving the Covid problem in Bohol still needs a considerable amount of time.
Time however is something Boholanos do not have. (rahc/PIA-7/Bohol)