Makati City now has over 1.9-K confirmed COVID-19 cases

Published July 28, 2020, 8:53 PM

by Jel Santos

Makati City now has 1, 919 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19), the Makati Health Department (MHD) said.

Barangay Rizal is currently the village with the most COVID-19 cases with 176 confirmed, followed by Bgy. Pembo with 172 and Bgy. West Rembo with 129.

The three villages with the fewest confirmed cases are Forbes Park (5), Urdaneta (6), and Carmona (8).

MHD data showed that as of Monday (July 27), the city has had 125 deaths, 900 recoveries, and 894 active cases.

Makati also has seven probable cases, 655 suspect cases, and 1, 409 persons under monitoring (PUMs).

On March 16, Makati City was placed under a state of calamity following the rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in the city.  

Since the start of the community quarantine, the city government has been providing financial aid and food packs to residents and tricycle and jeepney drivers, as well as delivering medicines to senior citizens.  

The city government has also allocated over P124 million as COVID-19 hazard pay and special risk allowance for all qualified City Hall frontliners who have been reporting for duty during since the start of the enhanced community quarantine. 

Mayor Abigail Binay reminded her constituents to observe health and safety protocols at all times, such as social distancing and proper wearing of face masks. 

She also urged residents to frequently clean their houses to stop the spread of the disease. 

If a resident experiences COVID-like symptoms, MHD said he/she must contact the city government at 168 or (02) 8942-6843.