Makati City records 403 COVID-19 cases

Published May 6, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Jel Santos

There are now 403 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), 46 deaths, and 112 recoveries in Makati City, data from the Makati Health Department (MHD) showed.

MHD said the city now has one probable, 314 suspected cases, and 257 persons under monitoring (PUMs), as of 9 p.m. of May 5.

Barangay Pembo has the most number of cases at 33, followed by Barangay Pembo with 24 cases; Barangay East Rembo, 23; and Guadalupe Nuevo also withhas a high number of COVID-19 patients who recovered from the dreaded disease.

The city also has a high number of COVID-19 patients who recovered, with Barangay Poblacion having the most number at 16.

Recently, the local government of Makati started testing frontliners in the city.

Dr. Bernard Sese, MHD chief, said the samples were brought to the Philippine Red Cross Headquarters in Mandaluyong for diagnosis. The Makati local government partnered with the humanitarian organization for the mass testing of at least 2, 000 frontliners, persons under investigation, and PUMs.

Mayor “Abby” Abigail Binay reminded her constituents that the best way to fight COVID-19 is to stay at home and strengthen their immune system.

The mayor urged them to do the “Otso-Otso” cleaning program of the city wherein they disinfect their homes at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. to help stop the spread of the dreaded disease.

If a resident is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, Binay said that he/she must call the city government at 168 or (02) 8942 6843.

The city government has been delivering financial assistance and food packs to residents to ensure that they will not leave their homes.