MAYOR Edwin Olivarez announced that five barangays in Paranaque City have zero coronavirus disease (COVID)-19 active cases as the number has further dipped to 51 as of Tuesday, October 27.
Olivarez identified the barangays with zero active cases as Don Galo, La Huerta, San Dionisio, Vitalez and Sun Valley.
Latest data from the Parañaque Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (CESU) showed the city has a total of 6,648 cases, with recovered patients at 6,404 (96.3%) and 168 (2.5%) fatalities since last March.
According to Dr. Darius Sebastian, CESU chief, the number of active COVID-19 cases in the city continuously declined in just over one week.
Barangay Don Galo has recorded 207 recoveries out of the 210 confirmed cases with three deaths since March. But last Tuesday, the village had zero active cases, according to Sebastian.
Sebastian added that 209 out 214 confirmed cases in Barangay La Huerta have recuperated from the virus and now has no more active cases. In Barangay San Dionisio, 564 people have recovered from its 582 confirmed cases but recorded 18 deaths since March.
A total of 115 residents of Barangay Vitalez have recovered out of the 116 confirmed cases with one fatality since COVID-19 pandemic started eight months ago. The active cases of also declined to zero last Tuesday.
On the other hand, the number of persons infected of the disease dipped to zero in Barangay Sun Valley as 514 out of the 526 confirmed cases have been sent home while recorded 12 deaths.
Sebastian said residents in these five barangays have cooperated with the medical officials and followed safety and health protocols that helped bringing down the numbers of active cases this month.
The University of the Philippines OCTA Research team also did not identify Parañaque as one of the high-risk areas for the deadly disease among other cities in Metro Manila.