THE Covid-19 positivity rate in Davao Region has been consistently below 10 percent for the past five days.

While this is good news, the Department of Health (DOH) Davao Region reiterated that this should not be a reason to be complacent.

During Tuesday’s press conference, November 9, DOH-Davao Region Covid-19 Response Operations Chief Dr. Raquel D. Montejo said the latest trend on Covid-19 statistics in the region is significantly decreasing.

“The Covid-19 statistics in our region has significantly decreased as seen in our latest report. Ito po yung trend natin but should not result to complacency. We must continue to strengthen po yung ating local response in all areas so we can hammer down yung ating daily cases,” said Montejo.

Based on the daily report of DOH-Davao, the positivity rate for the region on November 4 was at six percent, followed by eight percent on November 5, seven percent on November 6, five percent on November 7, and seven percent on November 8.

This is a huge difference from the usual 20 to 25 percent daily positivity rate of the region a few months ago.

This downward trend in cases, according to DOH in a separate report, can be attributed to the increasing number of fully vaccinated individuals.

With this, the health department continues to remind eligible individuals who have not been vaccinated yet to get themselves jabbed.

“Dili pasabot na nagrelax na ta on some of our protocols, pwede na or kompyansa na ta ug dili na ta magpractice sa minimum health standard. Gina-awhag gihapon ang magpabakuna sa tanang illegible individuals and also to continue practicing minimum public health standards. Kung tanang individuals, communities, households magcooperate, pwede na nato malikayan ang pagsurge diri sa region nato (It doesn’t mean that we should be more relaxed and complacent of the protocols. We should still follow the minimum health standards. We encourage eligible individuals to get their Covid-19 vaccination if they haven’t yet. If all individuals, communities, and households cooperate, we can further prevent a case surge in the region),” said Montejo.