NAVOTAS CITY, Philippines — Confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Navotas City have reached a total of 676 with 38 fresh cases on Sunday (July 6), the highest recorded in a single day.
To date, the city has 335 active cases, 287 recoveries and 54 deaths.
The barangay with the highest number of infection is Barangay NBBS Dagat-Dagatan with 50 confirmed cases, including six staff.
This prompted the local government to place the barangay hall under lockdown until July 18.
It covers all residential units within the 50-meter zone.
Only essential workers like those working at Navotas Fish Port are allowed to go out.
According to Mayor Toby Tianco, 85 percent of the positive cases in the city were asymptomatic or not showing any physical indications of the infection.
“Wala silang sipon, wala silang ubo, wala silang lagnat, hindi sila nahihirapang huminga, (No colds, no cough, no fever, no difficulty breathing),” noted Mayor Tiangco.
“Iyan ang problema sa COVID-19 kaya’t madami tayo ng mga kaso na magkakapamilya o magkakasama sa trabaho (That’s the problem with COVID-19 which resulted in more cases of transmission among family members or co-workers),” he said.
To date, the city hall has administered more than 6,000 swab tests.
Tiangco advises his constituents to strictly refrain from visiting family or friends for now, especially if there are senior citizens or individuals who are immunocompromised as they are the ones vulnerable to the infection. MNP (with reports from Rey Pelayo)