Muntinlupa City’s new Covid-19 cases total 50 in past 7 days

Muntinlupa City continued to record low numbers for new Covid-19 cases in the last seven days as its active cases hovered in the 30s. 

Based on data released by the City Health Office (CHO), Muntinlupa added 50 new cases from Feb. 26 to March 4 or an average of 7 cases per day. 

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According to the daily updates, the CHO recorded nine new Covid-19 cases on Feb. 26 followed by 14 on Feb. 27; one on Feb. 28; six on March 1; five on March 2; seven on March 3 and eight on March 4. 

In addition, a total of 56 Covid-19 patients have recovered in the last seven days or eight recoveries per day, while one death occurred during the period. 

Based on the data, Muntinlupa has 39 active Covid-19 cases as of March 4 although the CHO data indicated 35. The 39 active cases are out of 39,831 confirmed cases, 39,178 recoveries and 614 deaths. 

According to the Department of Health’s Covid-19 Tracker, Muntinlupa added four new cases on March 4. 

The DOH tallied 853 new cases in the whole country on March 4 to bring the total active cases in the Philippines to 50,230. 

The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) has put Muntinlupa and 16 other local government units (LUGs) in Metro Manila under Alert Level 1, the lowest quarantine classification, from March 1 to 15. 

During the “Laging Handa” public briefing on March 4, Dr. Ted Herbosa, National Task Force Against Covid-19 adviser, said the number of Covid-19 cases continued to go down. 

He said people are being careful despite that many areas are now under Alert Level 1 as they continue to wear face masks and follow health protocols. 

Herbosa said the National Task Force aims to fully vaccinate 77 million people by March 31 and 90 million by June 30. 

To date, 63.4 million people have been fully vaccinated while 10.5 million have received their booster shots.