DAVAO City has a Covid-19 positivity rate of seven percent this week, exceeding the accepted threshold of five percent, according to the Davao City Covid-19 Task Force on Wednesday, July 27, 2022.

Spokesperson Dr. Michelle Schlosser said during a radio interview that the city has 511 active cases recorded for the past two weeks, composed of 239 cases from July 17 to 23, and 272 cases the previous week from July 10 to 16. An additional 30 positive cases were recorded on both July 25 and July 27.

Of the cases recorded from July 17 to 23, 160 are mild cases, 74 are asymptomatic, three are moderate, and two are severe. Five deaths were also recorded, including two unvaccinated senior citizens.

The status of these deaths is still being verified but Schlosser said they most likely had existing comorbidity that was complicated by contracting the coronavirus.

On the other hand, the 272 cases from July 10 to 16 are composed of 131 asymptomatic, 127 mild, and 14 moderate cases.

“The indicator of this is atong mismong behavior towards sa pag manage sa atong kalaban (our behavior towards managing Covid-19). Ang pag taas sa atong (The increase of the) cases will be dependent on the cooperation and discipline of the people,” Schlosser said, referring to the compliance of the public to the minimum public health standards.

In addition, City Health Office head Dr. Ashley Lopez said on July 25 that the city has a seven-day moving average of 30 cases per day, which he said is hopefully the peak for Davao City and may decline soon.

“I am confident that we will not surpass the current (trend of cases). Murag mao na ni ang peak sa Davao, kini atong mga kaso karon na mag average of 30 to 32 cases per day (The daily average of 30 to 32 cases is probably the peak for Davao),” Lopez said. ICM