ROXAS CITY – A total of 1,197 coronavirus cases were recorded in Capiz in 2020, data from the Provincial Health Office (PHO) showed.
The PHO report showed that cases spiked in September and October with 305 and 389, respectively.
Governor Esteban Evan Contreras said that cases had dropped due to the cooperation of Capiznons and the local government units.
He added that most Capiznons have been vigilant against the pandemic.
“Kung may nagdugang man sa aton, especially sa mga LSIs (locally stranded individuals), at least ina, na-contain naton. Aton sila nabutang sa facility quarantine,” Contreras said.*
Contreras said that the provincial government has allocated around P60 to P80 million for the COVID-19 vaccines.
The provincial government also received P10 million from the Office of the President for its COVID-19 response, Contreras added.
“Ang national government would offer vaccination to 70 percent of the population. In Capiz, may ara mga 810,000 people, so mga less than 500,000 ang injectionan. Then, may ara pa 16 years old or below nga indi mainjectionan, so mga 28 percent ang indi mainjectionan, so halos mga 2 percent sang population ang ishoulder sang provincial government if hulton ang free vaccination sang national government,” Contreras said.
“So mga P9 to P11 million ang kinanglanon,” he added.
Contreras also said that the localities in the province were told to allocate funds for its COVID-19 response.
Moreover, the provincial government has a technical working group for vaccine procurement.*