Pasay City now has lowest COVID-19 cases in Metro Manila

Published June 2, 2021, 11:50 AM

by Jean Fernando

The Pasay City government’s hard work and strict implementation of basic and safety health protocols are now bearing fruits after recording just 59 active cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Monday.

The city logged its highest cases of COVID-19 in February and March.

The remaining 59 active cases in the city are the lowest in Metro Manila which is equivalent to 0.41 percent of the 14,296 total recorded cases since last year.

Pasay City Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano said the decline in the number of active cases in the city is a testament to the city government’s earnest efforts and commitment to eradicate COVID-19 that has been wreaking havoc in the country for over a year.

The City Health Office (CHO) reported that there are now 13,854 residents who have recovered from the disease including seven who recovered on Monday.

Rubiano lauded the initiatives of local government units, including the police for their hard work, as well as residents for their cooperation.

“Ngayon po na nakamit na natin ang pinkamababang bilang ng kaso sa Metro Manila, nakikiusap po ako na sana ay pagibayuhin pa lalo nating lahat ang pagsugpo sa perwisyong virus na ito (Now that we have already achieved the lowest number of cases in Metro Manila, I appeal that we sustain the fight against the virus),” Rubiano said.

She added that everyone must work harder until the ultimate goal of zero COVID-19 cases is achieved in the city.