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Manila COVID cases highest in Tondo 1, Sampaloc, Manila

Isko Moreno
Mayor Isko Moreno tells residents to get tested for free for peace of mind after attending gatherings during the holidays. Photo by JERRY S. TAN

TONDO 1, Sampaloc and Malate topped the areas in Manila with the highest number of active COVID cases as of January 2, 2021.

Owing to this, Mayor Isko Moreno called on the residents in the said areas to take extra precautions and strictly practice self-discipline when it comes to observing minimum health protocols mandated by government against COVID-19.

According to latest statistics coming from the Manila Health Department, the number of active cases in the first district of Tondo, Sampaloc were tied at 47 each as of January 2, 2021 while Malate had 45. Tondo 1 also topped the number of COVID-related deaths and the number of suspect cases.

With Christmas and New Year’s days done and over with, Moreno urged the residents to get themselves tested if they feel any symptom or suspect they may have been exposed to coronavirus, assuring them that testing remains free.

The mayor noted that many may have attended gatherings or spent the holidays with friends and loved ones, raising the possibility of exposure to virus carriers, particularly those who are asymptomatic.

So far, the number of residents who have been swabbed free of charge total 59,962 and the number of those who have recovered is 23,900 while the current confirmed, active cases are 298.

Meanwhile, Moreno announced that the city’s 12 newly-purchased, high-end ambulances have gone around the streets of Manila.

Moreno said the drivers who have been assigned to drive the new ambulances have already gone around to familiarize themselves with the roads, streets and alleys in the entire city in preparation for their full utilization.

Itchie G. Cabayan
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