Muntinlupa City recorded 27 new Covid-19 cases in the last seven days, slightly up but there is no community transmission happening.
Data from the City Health Office (CHO) showed that Muntinlupa tallied 27 new cases in one week with its total confirmed cases rising from 40,030 on May 30 to 40,057 on June 5. In the same period, 32 Covid-19 positive patients have recovered and two passed away.
The total weekly new cases are up by six cases, or 28 percent, compared to 21 recorded from May 23 to 29.
As of June 5, Muntinlupa has eight active Covid-19 cases but with zero new cases in all the nine barangays. Of the eight active cases, six are in Ayala Alabang and two in Cupang.
Seven of the nine barangays in Muntinlupa are Covid-19 free as of June 5: Tunasan, Poblacion, Putatan, Bayanan, Alabang, Buli, and Sucat.
For the month of May, Muntinlupa had 73 new Covid-19 cases with its total confirmed cases increasing from 39,958 on May 1 to 40,031 on May 31.
The monthly total is higher by 21 new cases, or 40 percent, from 52 new cases recorded for the month of April. In March, Muntinlupa had 93 new cases.
During the flag-raising ceremony at the Muntinlupa City hall quadrangle on Monday, June 6, Dr. Juancho Bunyi, CHO chief, said that Muntinlupa has 11 new cases.
“Hindi po ito cause of alarm dahil ito po ay hindi clustering at ito po ay, ang mga cases po ay hiwa-hiwalay. Wala po tayong community transmission as of today (This is not a cause for alarm because there is no clustering, the cases are separate. We have no community transmission as of today),” Bunyi said.
In a media forum last June 3, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire reported that Metro Manila had 888 active cases as of June 1, up by three percent based on a moving seven-day growth rate.
Vergeire also revealed that the Philippines detected two cases of the Omicron BA.5 subvariant in Region III or Central Luzon.
The two positive individuals came from the same household with unknown exposure and are tagged as recovered.
The Muntinlupa City government emphasized that people should get vaccinated as protection against the severe effects of Covid-19.