The Taguig City government on Tuesday reported 46 new cases of coronavirus disease, bringing to 2,239, the total number of confirmed cases in the city.
The cases came from Barangays Bagumbayan (6 cases), Lower Bicutan (13), Napindan (1), Ususan (5), Wawa (4), Central Bicutan (2), Central Signal (1), Maharlika (1), South Daang Hari (5), South Signal (7), and Upper Bicutan (1).
Of the 2,239 total positive cases, 1,886 already recovered while 37 died of COVID-19.
Mayor Lino Edgardo Cayetano said the localized quarantine would still be in effect in Lower Bicutan and at a construction site in Bonifacio Global City until CEDSU officials declare these areas as cleared.
The city government is conducting an approach dubbed as the Systematic, Mass Approach Responsible Testing (SMART) program which features hospital testing, house-to-house testing, community-based testing through health centers, and drive-thru testing.
It deployed 128 swabbers and its testing capacity increased from 1,000 to 2,000 a day.
Cayetano said the 12 members of the City Epidemiology Disease Surveillance Unit (CEDSU), 33 Emergency Response for Notifiable and Emerging Diseases (ERNIE) teams (with 166 members), 31 Barangay Health Emergency Response teams (with 155 members), 819 barangay health workers and the citizens are also working together to boost tracing efforts.
As of Tuesday, the local government already conducted 26,344 PCR tests via SMART testing program at barangay health centers, Taguig-Pateros District Hospital (TPDH), and CEDSU office.