95 households in 55 communities in Pasay City now under localized ECQ

Freema Gloria   •   February 24, 2021   •   623

The Pasay City government has enforced localized enhanced community quarantine in 55 barangays due to the increasing cases of COVID-19 infections.

The LGU officials, however, clarified that the stricter quarantine classification is focused on 95 households that have 3 or more COVID-19 cases in the 55 barangays.

The localized ECQ is implemented by the barangay specifically to the households, compounds, and streets with 3 or more cases, not the entire barangay.

On Wednesday morning, personnel from the local government and the Pasay City Police have conducted random visits to the identified areas under community quarantine to ensure that residents observe health protocols.

Based on Pasay PNP data, more than 1,000 residents were apprehended for not wearing face masks, 142 individuals were issued with tickets for not wearing face shields; while 272 violated social distancing and 241 individuals were arrested for not following curfew hours since February 20.

PCOL Cesar Paday-os, chief of Pasay City Police, said they strictly impose P1,000 fine for every violation.

“Kaya ticket na lang po kami ng ticket sa mga walang face mask, walang face shield, violation of distancing pati na yung mga curfew na wala namang dahilan na nandiyan sa kalye. Kinukuha na natin yon. Kasi yung mga essentials lang at saka mga APOR lang yung mga authorized dyan”, Paday-os said.

The Pasay City government has recorded at least 435 active cases of COVID-19 in the city. Fifty-five of which are new cases.

According to Pasay City Command Center OIC Rhodora Pimlott, the spike in COVID-19 cases was first observed through their residents working in other cities, who have been tested positive for the virus.

“So, halimbawa, outside Pasay yung office na yon, yung kasama sa trabaho nag-positive eh, taga-Pasay. UUwi sa Pasay, contact-trace pala siya at hindi naman naming alam yun up until mag-positive kasi malalaman lang yun ng city pag lumabas na yung database at kinokontak kami”, Pimlott said.

The city government also considers the stay of overseas Filipino workers and seafarers in the city while waiting for their flights as a possible reason for the spread of COVID-19 in the area.

This opted the city to temporarily close its two transient dorms that shelter OFWs and seafarers.

Meanwhile, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said they are already investigating whether the surge of COVID-19 cases in Pasay City is related to the new cases found from the returning overseas Filipinos or ROF.

“Hindi natin nakikita yung link ditto po san a-identify na ROF before. Wala po siyang link. Pero, of course, we are still trying to investigate”

The DOH is now coordinating with the Pasay City government to be able to provide proper assistance to the LGU in line with the increasing COVID-19 cases in the city. (with reports from Asher Cadapan Jr.)

PH records 8,719 new COVID-19 infections

Robie de Guzman   •   April 23, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines’ tally of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases has climbed to 979,740 on Friday after the Department of Health (DOH) reported 8,718 additional infections.

In its 4 p.m. bulletin, the DOH said the latest tally pushed the country’s total active cases to 102,799.

The agency noted that one laboratory failed to submit data on time.

Total recoveries climbed to 860,412 after 13,812 more patients recuperated from the viral respiratory disease.

The death toll rose to 16,529 with 159 new fatalities.

Philippines records 8,767 new COVID-19 cases

Robie de Guzman   •   April 22, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines on Thursday registered 8,767 new cases of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), pushing the total tally to 971,049, the Department of Health (DOH) said.

In its 4 p.m. bulletin, the DOH said the latest tally brought the country’s active cases to 107,988.

The tally does not include data from one laboratory that failed to submit their reports on time.

Ngayong 4 PM, Abril 22, 2021, ang Department of Health ay nakapagtala ng 8,767 na karagdagang kaso ng COVID-19….

Posted by Department of Health (Philippines) on Thursday, April 22, 2021

The DOH also reported that the total recoveries climbed to 846,691 after 17,138 more patients recovered from the disease.

The death toll rose to 16,370 with 105 new fatalities.

Phl adds 11,681 new COVID-19 cases to active tally

Maris Federez   •   April 11, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) on Sunday (April 11) recorded 11,681 additional coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the Philippines.

This brings the total number of active COVID-19 cases to 146,519.

The health department also logged 55,204 recoveries and 201 deaths, bringing the total number of those who recuperated to 703,404 and those who succumbed to the disease to 14,945.

The DOH also reported that 22 duplicates were removed from the total case count. Seven of which have reportedly recovered.

“Moreover, 13 cases that were previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation,” the DOH added.

The DOH also said that the report was made pending some data from six laboratories that were not able to submit their data to the COVID-19 Document Repository System (CDRS) on April 10, 2021.

Complete details of the report are available at www.doh.gov.ph/covid19tracker.

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