9 barangays in Davao City identified as 'very high risk' to Covid-19

Photo grabbed from City Government of Davao Facebook page

DAVAO City being placed under “very high risk” category is due to a significant number of cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), which has now expanded to nine barangays, as of June 6.

Currently, the city's very high risk barangays are 22-C, 23-C, Agdao Proper, Bucana, Buhangin Proper, Cabantian, Leon Garcia, Ma-a, and Talomo Proper.

Ma-a was added in the city's Covid-19 risk assessment map, which was last updated on May 26.

The City Government also issued the list of areas under "high risk", "moderate risk”, and "low risk" barangays.

Under high risk barangays are 5-A, 19-B, Bago Gallera, Catalunan Grande, Matina Crossing, San Antonio, Tigatto, and Wildredo Aquino.

In close proximity to very high risk barangays are also classified under high risk barangays. These are 1-A, 15-B, 25-C, 26-C, 31-D, 39-D, 40-D, Bago Aplaya, Magtuod, Tomas Monteverde, and Waan.

Included in the moderate risk barangays are 3-A, 6-A, 8-A, 10-A, 11-A, 12-B, 13-B, 14-B, 18-B, 20-B, 21-C, 27-C, 34-D, 37-D, Angliongto, Bago Oshiro, Baliok, Bangkas Heights, Bunawan Proper, Calinan Proper, Catalunan Pequeño, Centro (San Juan, Agdao), Communal, Daliao, Gov. Bangoy, Gov. Duterte, Ilang, Indangan, Langub, Mabuhay (Paquibato), Malagos, Matina Aplaya, Matina Pangi, Mintal, Pampanga, Panacan, Rafael Castillo, Saloy, San Antonio, San Isidro/Licanan, Sasa, Sto. Niño, Tacunan, Talomo River, Toril Proper, and Vicente Hizon, Sr.

In close proximity to high risk barangays are also classified moderate risk barangays. These are 2-A, Dumoy, Mandug, and Ubalde.

All other barangays not mentioned are automatically considered as low risk barangays.

The classification of barangays, according to an issued statement of the City Government, is identified following the lifting of the district clustering that strictly limits the travel from one cluster to another.

The lifting of the clustering system is implemented through Executive Order No. 33 (EO) placing the entire city under general community quarantine (GCQ), as recommended by the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID).

However, the City Government advised the public to avoid unnecessary travel to areas identified to be very high risk, high risk and moderate risk based on the risk assessment made, including public markets (palengke), supermarkets, and all other establishments under these areas.

According to the Davao City Operations Center for Covid-19, a formula is used in the Covid-19 risk assessment map currently posted on the city government’s website.

In very high risk areas, among the factors used are the following: the population density is greater than 800 and active cases is greater than or equal to three cases; total confirmed cases is greater than or equal to 10 cases; attack rate per 1,000 population is greater than two; and the behavioral index, comprising the number of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) violations and number of 911 calls responded that can influence going out or crowding of persons, is greater than 200 cases.

As of press time, the City Government nor the Department of Health-Davao Region has not yet released a breakdown per barangay.RGL


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