THE number of coronavirus disease 2019 active cases in Parañaque City is decreasing continuously after only 199 or 3.0 percent cases were recorded as of Tuesday, according to researchers from the University of the Philippines tracking the pandemic.
Paranaque was not among those identified by the OCTA research team as high-risk areas for COVID-19 in Metro Manila due to increased average of new cases for the six weeks
“For six straight weeks, the OCTA research group has observed a significant decline in the average new daily COVID-19 cases in the city,” Mayor Edwin Olivarez said.
From a peak of 766 coronavirus 2019 active cases last September 1, the cases are down to 199 this week or 567 patients went home after they found negative of the dreaded disease.
The city has also secured one of the lowest ranking in daily attack rate of COVID-19 among the local government units in Metro Manila.
The OCTA Research Team has identified the cities of Makati, Baguio, Mandaluyong and Lucena as top high-risk areas for COVID-19 due to increased average of new cases recorded per day and critical care occupancy reaching 69% and above.
Metro Manila cities with the most number of new cases are Quezon City, Manila, Pasig, Taguig and Caloocan, while the high-risk areas due to high case load and high attack rate include Pasig, Makati, Pasay, Mandaluyong, Marikina and Valenzuela.
The Parañaque Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (CESU) reported that the total confirmed cases is now 6,548, while recovered patients are 6,184 (94.4%) and deaths have a total number of 165 (2.5%) as of Tuesday.
Dr. Darius Sebastian, CESU chief, said that Bgy. San Antonio recorded 26 actives cases among the 16 villages in the city, as of Tuesday.
Placing second with an active COVID cases is Bgy. Moonwalk with 25 and followed by Barangay Don Bosco with 17 active cases, according to Sebastian.