Research group says COVID-19 cases in Parañaque continue to decline

Published October 22, 2020, 5:01 PM

by Jean Fernando

The University of the Philippines OCTA Research team reported that the number of persons infected with coronavirus (COVID-19) in Parañaque City continues to decline.

According to Mayor Edwin Olivarez the OCTA Research did not identify Parañaque as one of the high-risk areas for the deadly disease among other cities in Metro Manila.

Olivarez said the research group has observed a significant decline in the average of new daily COVID-19 cases in the city.

He also said the city secured one of the lowest ranking in daily attack rate of COVID-19 in Metro Manila.

The mayor said that as of Wednesday, the City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (CESU) reported that of the 6,560 confirmed cases, 6,209 (94.6 percent) have recovered. It also recorded 166 (2.5 percent) deaths in the city.

CESU chief Dr. Darius Sebastian said that Barangay Moonwalk topped the list of villages in the city with the highest number of 25 active cases followed by San Antonio with 22 cases, and Don Bosco with 17 active cases.

On Monday (October 19), Olivarez said handwashing stations will be installed in all public places around the city, in partnership with Maynilad, to further lower COVID-19 cases in the locality.