first_imgOther areas with LSIs were Negros Occidental (4,654), Capiz (4,066), Iloilo province (2,945), Aklan (2,591), Iloilo City (924), Bacolod City (663), and Guimaras (339). “We will use it as a temporary receiving area in case of mass arrivals,” he said. Trips to the region were temporarily suspended for two weeks beginning June 28 upon the order of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) due to a surge in COVID-19 cases. Meanwhile, Iloilo province at 2,465 has the most number of repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). As of July 2, 6,864 overseas workers have been repatriated to Region 6. Of these, 94 or 1.4 percent were positive for COVID-19 in RT-PCT tests. * Iloilo province – 55 “Decrease your mobility because we have no idea of the pending result,” Reyes stressed. Other areas with repatriated OFWs were Bacolod City (831), Capiz (821), Iloilo City (813), Aklan (759), Antique (547), Negros Occidental (489), and Guimaras (199). * Guimaras – eight Most of the LSIs and repatriated OFWs were from Metro Manila and Cebu. Region 6 has 389 cases as of yesterday (Aklan, six; Antique, 15; Capiz, six; Guimaras, zero; Iloilo province, 40; Negros Occidental, five; Bacolod City, 11; Iloilo City, 35; repatriates, 271). Nuñez said he was looking for a warehouse within Iloilo that can be converted into a quarantine facility to accommodate around 100 people. * Antique – five LGUs should prepare quarantine facilities and the extraction of specimens from returning LSIs. * Aklan – five * Iloilo City – 42 Data from DOH-6 as of yesterday showed the following areas with COVID-19-positive LSIs and OFWs (combined to reach 271 cases): Office of Civil Defense regional director Jose Roberto Nuñez said they expected more than 40,000 LSIs. ILOILO City – At 5,381, the province of Antique has the most number of locally stranded individuals (LSI) in Western Visayas, data from the Department of Health (DOH) Region 6 showed. Local government units (LGUs) in Western Visayas were advised recently to prepare for the arrival of more LSIs once airline and boat trips resume. Dr. Renilyn Reyes, head of DOH-6’s Public Health Program Development, said LSIs and OFWs must strictly observe 14 days of quarantine upon their return. She also said individuals subjected to confirmatory RT-PCR test should have themselves quarantined while waiting for the result. As of July 2, 21,563 LSIs have returned to Region 6 since April. Of these, 150 or 0.65 percent were found positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in RT-PCT (real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction) tests. * Negros Occidental – 113 * Capiz – two * Bacolod City – 41 Meanwhile, he said the region needs a lot of RT-PCR test kits./PNlast_img