Muntinlupa’s active COVID-19 cases decrease by 65%

Published October 20, 2021, 3:19 PM

by Jonathan Hicap

Muntinlupa City’s active coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases have decreased by 65 percent since Oct. 1 but the public is urged to continue following health protocols.

As of Oct. 19, Muntinlupa has 347 active COVID-19 cases, down from 988 cases last Oct. 1, or a drop of 641 cases, or by 65 percent.

Mayor Jaime Fresnedi and City Health Office’s Dr. Juancho Bunyi at the inauguration of the “We Heal As One” quarantine facility in Muntinlupa in October 2020 (Muntinlupa PIO)

Muntinlupa’s confirmed cases as of Oct. 19 totaled 27,101, an increase of only four new cases from 27,097 recorded on Oct. 18. There are 347 active cases out of 27,101 confirmed cases, 26,193 recoveries, and 561 deaths.

From Oct. 1 to 19, Muntinlupa added 861 new COVID-19 cases from 26,240 to 27,101, or a daily average of 45 cases.

Muntinlupa has implemented the government’s Prevent-Detect-Isolate-Treat-Reintegrate (PDITR) strategy to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.

This was done through the efforts of the COVID-19 team of the Muntinlupa City government including the City Health Office, barangays, Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams (BHERTs) and contact tracers.

The city government also conducts online dialogues with homeowners associations through Community Affairs Development Office’s Rose Geli and Public Information Office’s Tez Navarro together with barangay information officers.

Muntinlupa City government’s online dialogue with barangays (Muntinlupa PIO)

While the number of COVID-19 cases has gone down in Muntinlupa, the city government reminded the public to still follow health and safety protocols including the wearing of face masks, social distancing, and frequent handwashing.

As of Oct. 15, 288,291 individuals in Muntinlupa are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, equivalent to 74.7 percent of the target population of 385,725.

In addition, 341,273 individuals received the first dose, or 88.5 percent of the target. A total of 625,205 vaccines have been administered in Muntinlupa as of this date.