Bacoor City reports highest COVID-19 incidence in Cavite


By Anthony Giron

IMUS CITY, Cavite --- The Bacoor City government reported on Thursday a total of 89 coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) positive cases with the inclusion of two more new cases in its list.

The local health authorities also reported three COVID-19 positive patients who recovered after treatment lately, bringing to 33 the total number of recoveries. There are 10 reported deaths.

Bacoor has the most number of reported positive cases, as well as recoveries, among Cavite’s big cities and municipalities.

Bacoor, the city nearest to the southern Metro Manila areas, is Cavite’s second most populated area after Dasmariñas City.

The report also showed that the city has 67 probable and 20 suspected cases.

There was no COVID-19 death reported from April 30, it was gathered.

The city authorities said that many positive cases recorded involved residents-patients working in Metro Manila.

Of the 89 cases, there are 46 active cases involving patients who are admitted mostly in hospitals in the National Capital Region (NCR).

The city government said that there were 29 residents who were admitted to the hospitals in NCR, 14 in hospitals in Cavite and three are under home quarantine.

The first COVID-19 case in Cavite, a sea farer, who had a travel history to Japan,, was reported in Imus City in early March this year. The sea farer was also reported the first case recovery in Cavite.

Imus was reported on second spot in terms of numbers of cases, then neighboring Dasmariñas City with 38 cases; and General Trias City was in fourth with 20 cases.

Imus has yet to render its latest update on the cases. The local government said in its report earlier the city has 41 cases. (Anthony Giron)