DAVAO City logged more than 500 active of Covid-19 cases as of August 3, 2022, said Davao City Covid-19 Task Force Spokesperson Dr. Michell Schlosser.

The active cases reached 458 as of August 2 but Schlosser said an additional 64 cases were recorded on August 3, totaling 522 cases.

During a radio interview with the Davao City Disaster Radio on Wednesday, August 3, the positivity rate is at 8.3 percent during the period of July 24 to 31, which is significantly higher than the acceptable threshold of five percent.

“Before, our usual positivity rate is one percent to 1.5 then nag raise ta (it raised) to three percent, then nag raise na pud to (again to) five percent. Now we are over five percent,” Schlosser said.

However, no breakdown of the active cases were provided.

Based on the latest data from the City Government of Davao, the current breakdown of active cases on its official Facebook page is a comparison between data as of July 23 and as of July 30.

Data showed that as of July 30, of the 369 total cases then, there were 216 asymptomatic cases, 140 mild cases, ten moderate cases, two severe, and one critical case of Covid-19.

Meanwhile, compared to the previous weeks, Schlosser said no deaths were recorded during the latest cumulative report of the City Health Office and the Task Force.

At the same time, Barangays 13-B and 16-B are classified as high risk barangays from the period of August 1 to 6, 2022 based on the latest Risk Assessment Map and Barangay Classifications.

While 11 barangays are at moderate risk, namely 10-A, 11-B, 19-B, 20-B, 30-C, 33-D, 34-D, 35-D, A. Angliongto Sr., Matina Crossing, and V. Hizon Sr. The remaining 169 barangays in Davao City are low risk.

“In general, fortunately, Davao City is still at low risk level as per the risk assessment,” Schlosser said, mentioning that the city government maintains to enforce Covid-19 management strategies.

These include contact tracing, Covid-19 test for symptomatic individuals and close contacts, and strict quarantine and isolation.

Davao City Councilor and Kadayawan Executive Commitee Al Ryan Alejandre reiterated that the festivities will push through face-to-face unless the Inter-Angency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases issues a resolution that says otherwise. ICM