Muntinlupa City’s weekly new COVID-19 cases down to 75

Muntinlupa City continues to record a decreasing trend in the number of weekly new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases

Based on data from the Muntinlupa City Health Office (CHO), the city recorded 75 new COVID-19 cases in one week from Feb. 8 to 14, or 11 new cases per day, with confirmed cases slightly increasing from 39,588 to 39,663.

Neo Raffa Fresnedi, the grandson of Muntinlupa Mayor Jaime Fresnedi, getting vaccinated at the Laguerta Health Center in Barangay Tunasan, Muntinlupa (Muntinlupa PIO)

The total is a 74-percent decrease from 283 new COVID-19 cases recorded from Feb. 1 to 7, or a daily average of 40 cases, with confirmed cases rising from 39,262 to 39,545 during the one-week period.

The CHO also tallied 144 new recoveries from Feb. 8 to 14, and 518 from Feb. 1 to 7 for a total of 662 during the first weeks of the month. There were also two deaths from Feb. 8 to 14, compared to seven from Feb. 1 to 17.

As of Feb. 15, Muntinlupa has only 76 active COVID-19 cases including 22 new cases, nine recoveries and zero deaths out of 39,685 confirmed cases, 39,000 recoveries and 609 deaths since 2020.

In a presentation, the Department of Health (DOH) disclosed that the average daily cases from Feb. 8 to 14 stood at 3,521, or 56 percent lower compared to 8,069 average daily cases from Feb. 1 to 7.

The DOH has classified the National Capital Region (NCR) as low risk. It said as of Feb. 14, the NCR has 22,286 active COVID-19 cases.

NCR’s moving seven-day growth rate from Feb. 1 to 14 decreased by 55 percent. The region’s moving two-week growth rate decreased by 83 percent from Jan. 18-31 to Feb. 1-14.

As of Feb. 13, NCR had bed utilization of 26.28 percent, mechanical ventilator utilization of 17 percent and intensive care unit (ICU) utilization of 31 percent.

The Muntinlupa City government urged the public to get vaccinated as protection against the severe effects of COVID-19.