Active COVID-19 cases in San Juan down to 165, over 19,000 residents vaccinated

Published May 19, 2021, 4:17 PM

by Patrick Garcia

San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora announced on Wednesday that the city has recorded 165 active COVID-19 cases, a drastic decrease from the 1,296 cases last April 12.

San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora (Photo from Mayor Francis Zamora Facebook)

“We attribute this enormous decrease to the strict implementation of ECQ (Enhanced Community Quarantine), MECQ (Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine), and now GCQ (General Community Quarantine) alongside our local government’s relentless efforts to do continuous contact tracing, RT-PCR swab testing, isolation, and treatment,” Zamora said.

Metro Manila and the nearby provinces of Cavite, Laguna, Rizal, and Bulacan were placed under a bubble called the NCR Plus to mitigate the surge of COVID-19 cases.

Zamora said the city now has 19,004 of its residents already vaccinated against COVID-19.

“Our ongoing vaccination drive is a prime mover in our fight against COVID-19 and in protecting our people,” Zamora said.

The mayor had earlier said that the city is now inoculating 1,500 people per day from the previous 600 to 800 per day due to the increase in the supply of vaccines in the city.

He added that this number can further increase to 2,000 individuals per day.