Muntinlupa’s active COVID-19 cases now only 48

Published November 26, 2021, 1:52 PM

by Jonathan Hicap

The City of Muntinlupa active coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases have dropped below 50 with the daily average falling under 100 in the last 15 days.

As of Nov. 25, according to the City Health Office, Muntinlupa’s active cases stood at 48 including only one new case recorded for the day. The total is out of 27,598 confirmed cases, 26,972 recoveries and 578 deaths since last year when the pandemic started.

A healthcare worker getting his booster shot at Ospital ng Muntinlupa. (Muntinlupa PIO)

From Nov. 11 to 25, Muntinlupa’s daily active cases were below 100. For the period, the city added 101 new cases from 27,497 on Nov. 11 to 27,598 on Nov. 25, or a daily average of seven new cases.

Of the 48 active cases, Bgy. Alabang has the highest at 17, followed by Poblacion with nine; Putatan, seven; Sucat and Tunasan, five each; Ayala Alabang and Cupang, two each; one in Bayanan; and zero in Buli.

The Department of Health (DOH) reported 975 new COVID-19 cases for the whole country on Nov. 25, 1,029 additional recoveries, and 193 new deaths.

The Philippines has 17,796 active cases out of 2.82 million confirmed cases, 2.76 million recoveries and 47,875 deaths since last year.

The Muntinlupa City government has been implementing the PDITR + V (Prevent-Detect-Isolate-Treat-Reintegrate plus Vaccination) Strategy to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

While the use of face shields outside residence has become optional in Muntinlupa, the use of face masks is still mandatory.

Muntinlupa has fully vaccinated 335,565 individuals as of Nov. 19, or 87 percent of the target population of 385,725. First-dose recipients stood at 402,013, or 104.2 percent of the target population.

In total, 733,219 vaccine doses have been administered in Muntinlupa. The city government has started giving booster shots to fully vaccinated healthcare workers, senior citizens and persons with comorbidities.