Mayor Emi cites downtrend of COVID-19 cases in Pasay City

Published April 20, 2021, 7:53 PM

by Dhel Nazario

Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano said Tuesday the number of coronavirus disease cases (COVID-19) in Pasay City has gone down.

The mayor cited the implementation of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) and the current Modified ECQ in National Capital Region-plus (NCR-plus) as a factor in the downtrend.

Rubiano also mentioned the major role played by their aggressive contact-tracing efforts beginning in March in the decline of COVID-19 cases in the city.

“Ngayon talagang kitang kitang mas mababa, mas mabilis, siguro po nakatulong din ang ating ECQ at ngayon MECQ (We can see now that cases are continuously going down, faster, and I think the imposition of ECQ and MECQ also helped),” she said.

In the latest update of the Pasay City Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit on Tuesday, April 20, active cases have further gone down to 369, with 82 tagged as new cases. 

Active COVID-19 cases dropped to 300 mark on April 18 from the 400 mark on April 17. This is far from the city’s figures during the surge of COVID-19 cases in March, which according to Rubiano, reached as high as 1,200. 

Rubiano said on Sunday (April 18) that they have seen a drop in the number of COVID-19 cases from three digits to two digits in the past three weeks.

“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.