Taguig posted the highest number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases this week as its active cases pushed past the 1,000 mark.
In a weekly report by the Taguig City government, the number of new COVID-19 cases from Aug. 6 to 12 totaled 1,067, or an average of 152 cases per day or an increase of 81.77 percent, compared to 587 new cases from July 30 to Aug. 5, or a daily average of 84 cases.
“Ito ho ang pinakamataas na naitala natin na kaso ng COVID-19 (These are the highest COVID-19 cases that we recorded),” said Mayor Lino Cayetano in the video report released on Aug. 13.
As of Aug. 12, Taguig has 1,113 active COVID-19 cases out of 32,035 confirmed cases; 30,640 recoveries, and 282 deaths.
Of the 1,113 active cases, 767 or 68.9 percent are asymptomatic, 340 or 30.5 percent are mild, 1 is moderate, and five are severe cases.
The case fatality rate in Taguig is at 0.88 percent, the lowest in the National Capital Region (NCR), the city government report stated.
Cayetano said one of the reasons why COVID-19 cases in Taguig are high is due to the city government’s aggressive active case finding and testing. He added that the city leads in lowest deaths and lowest case fatality rate.
“Bagamat ganoon ho, alam natin na kaliwa’t kanan tumataas pa rin ang mga kaso tulad na rin ng pinaniniwalaang pag-ikot ng Delta variant (Despite this, we know that cases continue to rise left and right like what is believed to be the spread of the Delta variant),” the mayor said.
He reminded residents that Taguig is still under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) and urged them to only go out if they have essential work or activity.
On the other hand, Taguig Safe City Task Force head Clarence Santos reported that in the first week of ECQ — from Aug. 6 to 12, Taguig has apprehended 2,842 individuals for various violations.
Of the total, 105 reports were received, 155 citation tickets were issued and 2,582 were given warnings.
The most common violations committed during the period were loitering, not wearing face masks or face shields, curfew violation, not observing social distancing, and unauthorized operations or resumption of business activities.
Santos reminded parents or guardians not to let kids go out, saying that based on the report by the City Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit (CEDSU), “dumadami na po ang mga bata sa Taguig na tinatamaan ng sakit na COVID-19, hindi tulad ng dati. Sinabi ng ating CEDSU na ito ay may kinalaman sa Delta variant (the number of children in Taguig getting COVID-19 is increasing unlike before. Our CEDSU said this has something to do with the Delta variant).”
The Department of Health (DOH) reported that as of Aug. 5, five Delta variant cases were recorded in Taguig.