ILOILO City’s Covid cases have dropped to double-digit since October 1, 2021.
For the first six days of the month, the metropolis posted 69 average daily cases, with lowest of 39 cases October 3 and highest 86 cases October 2.
“The city’s Covid response has been working as we see decline in confirmed cases. But we should not be complacent even as we continue to encourage those who are eligible to get vaccinated and practice health safety protocols,” Mayor Jerry Treñas said.
City Hall has sufficient supplies with regular deliveries of its own-purchased AstraZeneca vaccines.
Covid Focal Person Dr. Roland Jay Fortuna attributed the case decrease to high vaccination rate now at 50 percent or half of the 525,000 population target.
Covid Spokesperson Jeck Conlu added that granular lockdowns are working because positive patients are isolated immediately as well as their close contacts traced and quarantined, and scheduled for swabbing.
Iloilo City Molecular Laboratory head Chiqui Blancaflor said they were processing an average of 500 swab samples Monday to Saturday in September in an effort to effectively and efficiently manage swelling confirmed cases. (PR)