Paranaque COVID-19 cases down to 66

Published November 24, 2021, 4:26 PM

by Jean Fernando

Paranaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez said the hard work of the City Health Office (CHO) and the City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (CESU) brought the number of COVID-19 cases down to 66 on Nov. 23.

Olivarez said the city suffered a big blow when the cases reached 3,000 during the surge of the more contagious Delta variant in August up to September.

He said the implementation of prevention-detection-isolation-and-reintegration strategy has helped the city fight the COVID-19.

The mayor said the city government is now working on the economic recovery to help the residents who lost their jobs during the pandemic.

Olivarez noted that five out of the 16 barangays have recorded zero COVID-19 cases while four have one case each.

He urged residents from Barangays BF Homes which still has 18 cases and San Isidro with 14 cases to continue observing basic health protocols.

The mayor said although the CHO and CESU recorded single-digit tally in other barangays, he wanted them to aim for zero cases in their areas.

Barangays Don Bosco recorded eight cases followed by Moonwalk with seven, Merville with six, and San Nino and San Antonio with four each.