Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia announced that a 56-year-old man in Bacolod City tested positive for Covid-19. This makes him the first Covid-19 confirmed case in Western Visayas. In an update, the patient is stable in a hospital in Bacolod. It is reported that the patient arrived in Bacolod from London last February 29.
“I have ordered the city health office to conduct immediately intensive contact tracing of the patient,” states Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia in a media briefing. It can be recalled that the mayor placed Bacolod City under General Community Quarantine.