THE Paranaque City Health Office reported that out of 678 individuals who were infected by coronavirus disease (COVID)-19 in the city, 380 patients have recovered as of yesterday.
Dr. Darius Sebastian, chief of the City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (CESU), disclosed that Paranaque’s recovery rate as of yesterday is at 56 percent, one of the highest among local government units in Metro Manila.
“More and more COVID-19 patients have recovered from the disease. The present confirmed cumulative COVID-19 cases in the city are now 678 with 45 fatalities or 6.6 percent, as of Tuesday” Sebastian said.
However, he said, the active cases are now only 253 or 37.3 percent including the 26 patients with no address or unknown address that was registered during the first week of the pandemic.
“The city is now approaching the flattening of the COVID curve. It is now more evident. There is very little additional death,” Sebastian said, adding that the recovery rates of patients in the seven days has been comparatively higher.
He said there are certain patients who have recovered and have no symptoms and these patients have done with their clinical recovery and 14-day quarantine, mostly residents of posh subdivision in Barangay BF Homes.
“All recovered patients are not discharged. Recovered cases are those who reported negative from the infection,” Sebastian explained.
After the three-day calibrated lockdown in Barangay Baclaran, Sebastian said their concentration these coming days are the two barangays with the highest COVID-19 cases—namely San Dionisio with 53 active cases and San Antonio with a total 42 active cases.
Data showed that there are six fatalities in San Antonio and two in San Dionisio.
He said earlier he will recommend to Mayor Edwin Olivarez and the city inert-agency task force to place Barangays San Antonio and San Dionisio under strict community lockdown if residents will not comply with health standards and quarantine protocols.