COVID-19 active cases in Quezon City further decline

Published November 5, 2020, 2:20 PM

by Joseph Pedrajas

Quezon City’s handling of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has further improved, several days after it first reported less than a thousand active cases.

After logging only 996 active COVID-19 cases on Sunday, the lowest since the onset of the pandemic in March, the local government on Thursday said that more patients have recovered. Currently, the city’s active cases are now at 731.

This means that only the three percent of the city’s 22,902 confirmed cases remains active.

In total, 21,511 (94 percent) have already recovered while 660 (3 percent) died.

Mayor Joy Belmonte, in a recent statement, attributed the city’s decreasing number of active COVID-19 cases to the guidelines set by the Department of Health, “which identifies and tags patients with mild or no symptoms as recovered 14 days from the onset of symptoms.”

“After months of having thousands of active cases on our watch, we are now experiencing a decline in active cases. As our partner OCTA Research Group has been noting for the past month, the trend in our city is going down,” she said.

Meanwhile, inside the University of the Philippines Diliman campus and Barangay UP Campus, there are now a total of 52 active COVID-19 cases, the university reported on its Facebook page.

Two of them are students, one is a faculty member, 16 are staff, two are dependents, while 31 are barangay residents.

The areas with COVID-19 patients are Arboretum, Area 2, Palaris, Dagohoy, Ricarte, Village A and B, C.P. Garcia, Area 17, Amorsolo, Aguinaldo, Daan Tubo, Hardin ng Rosas, Libis, and Sikatuna Bliss.