DAVAO

Only Barangay 23-C remains as 'very high risk' in Davao City

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BARANGAY 23-C is now the only barangay in Davao City placed under the "very high-risk area," based on the recent risk assessment of the city’s Covid-19 Task Force.

In the latest risk assessment posted on Saturday, August 1, 23-C has remained in the "very high risk" classification since it was introduced on May 16.

According to the patient profiles of the Department of Health in Davao Region (DOH-Davao), there are 115 coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases in the barangay. Of this number, 84 have recovered, 28 are active cases and three have died.

According to the assessment map from August 1 to 7, areas placed under "very high-risk areas" are those with significant numbers of Covid-19 positive patients.

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; total confirmed cases; attack rate per population; and the behavioral index, comprising the number of the enhanced community quarantine violations and a number of 911 calls responded that can influence going out or crowding of persons.

The City Government of Davao placed 23-C under a 14-day hard lockdown beginning 1 p.m. of July 4, due to the increasing number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the area. It was, however, lifted on July 20, after awaiting the swab test results of residents, which yielded two individuals testing positive.

Meanwhile, barangays 22-C and Leon Garcia, previously placed under "very high-risk areas," were downgraded to "high-risk areas."

Agdao Proper was also downgraded as a "moderate risk area."

Aside from 22-C and Leon Garcia, Barangays 5-A, 19-B, Buhangin Proper, Mandug, Panacan, Sasa, Tacunan and Talomo Proper are also tagged as "high-risk areas". Near "very high-risk areas," such as 26-C and 27-C, are also "high-risk areas".

The city reminded the public not to travel to these areas, except for work, business and emergency.

For areas under "moderate risk," people can travel but with caution.

"Moderate risk areas" include 20-B, 21-C, Bucana, Cabantian, Catalunan Grande, Matina Crossing and San Antonio (Agdao).

Close to "high-risk areas" are also tagged as "moderare risk." These areas are 2-A, 6-A, 8-A, 10-A, 11-B, 12-B, 18-B, 25-C, Agdao Proper, Angliongto, Bago Aplaya, Bago Gallera, Callawa, Catalunan Pequeño, Communal, Gov. Bangoy, Gov. Duterte, Ilang, Indangan, Kap. Monteverde, Matina Aplaya, Matina Biao, Mudiang, Pampanga, Tigatto, Tugbok Proper, Ulas and Wilfredo Aquino.

It also reiterated that people residing or working in the restricted barangays are allowed to go to other barangays as long as the health and safety guidelines set by the Department of Health must be followed such as symptom screening.

The city is expected to lift the implementation of the food and medicine (FM) pass and curfew on Monday, August 3 once the executive order by Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio is released.


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