Pasay City Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano said that they have seen a drop in coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases from three digits down to two digits in the past three weeks due to the city’s contact tracing efforts.
“Talagang bumababa kasi nagkakaroon kami ng cases na 197 a day noon…pero ngayon po bumababa po kami ng 80, 70, 60 (It’s really going down since before we were having 197 cases a day…but now it went down to 80, 70, 60 cases),” the mayor said.
In the latest update of the Pasay City Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit on Saturday (April 17), the city logged a total of 464 active cases with 53 new cases.
This is far from the city’s figures during the surge of COVID-19 cases in March that reached as high as 1,200, Rubiano said
“Pinag-igting po talaga natin aggressive contact tracing kasi kung makikita po sa data dati yung aming contact tracing noong February 7,300 plus lang pero noong March na nagkaroon talaga ng surge umabot po ito sa 34,000 at ngayong April di pa po kami tapos 33,000 na po kami (We really intensified our aggressive contact tracing because from the data we can see that in February we only had more than 7,300 but in March it reached 34, and now in April, we are not finished yet but we have reached 33,000),” she said.
“Lahat po ng mga process talagang aggressive, intensive even the swab testing at iyong paglalagay sa mga isolation facilities, and of course yung mga granular lockdowns (Every process was done aggressively including the swab testing, putting patients in isolation facilities and granular lockdowns),” she added.