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Parañaque virus cases drop below 200

The number of persons infected with COVID-19 in the city of Paranaque continued to decline, as researchers from the University of the Philippines recorded the number of active cases there down to just 199 as of Tuesday.

The OCTA Research Team also did not identify Parañaque as one of the high-risk areas for the deadly disease among the cities in Metro Manila due to increased average of new cases in six weeks.

“For six straight weeks, OCTA research group has observed a significant decline in the average new daily COVID-19 cases in the city,” Mayor Edwin Olivarez said.

The city also secured one of the lowest ranking in daily attack rate of COVID-19 in Metro Manila.

As of Tuesday, the City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (CESU) reported that of the 6,548 confirmed cases, 6,184 (94.4%) have recovered. It also listed 165 (2.5%) deaths in the city.

CESU chief Dr. Darius Sebastian said that Barangay San Antonio topped the list of villages in the city with the highest number (26 actives cases) followed by Barangay Moonwalk (25) and Barangay Don Bosco (17).

On Sept. 1, the number of active cases in Parañaque was 766 (16.1%), including those with no address or unknown barangays, while the total confirmed cases reached to 4,744.

Secretary Carlito Galvez, the government’s COVID-19 chief implementer, recently commended the city and considered it as a “model city” for its aggressive and systematic response in fighting the spread of the deadly disease.

Galvez pointed out that the city’s strategies are really working and they are already implementing it at the barangay level. “They know where to address the problem,” he said.

Topics: COVID-19 , OCTA Research Team , Parañaque City , University of the Philippines
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