Olivarez: Parañaque tagged as low-risk area for COVID-19 in NCR
From mb.com.ph by Dhel Nazario:
Parañaque City has been marked as a low-risk area for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) by the Department of Health, the city’s chief executive said.
According to Parañaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez, this was mentioned during their last Metro Manila Council (MMC) meeting.
“Gusto ko pong i-report na sa huling meeting po namin ng ating Metro Manila Council, shinare ng Department of Health (DOH) na doon po sa 16 cities and one municipality, kasama po tayo sa apat na siyudad sa Metro Manila na low risk doon po sa COVID-19 (I want to report that in our last MMC meeting, the DOH shared that within the 16 cities and lone municipality in Metro Manila, we belong to the four cities that are considered low risk areas for COVID-19).” Olivarez said.
“Ibig sabihin, yung ating doubling time, matagal po bago tayo magkaroon ng new cases (It means our [case] doubling time is low. It takes time before new cases emerge),” he added.
As of February 1, 2021, the total number of active cases in the city is 132 (1.5%) with 19 new cases.
The total number of confirmed cases is 8,684, with 8,331 (95.9 percent) recoveries, and 221 deaths (2.5 percent), according to the DOH, Parañaque City Health Office, and Parañaque City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (CESU).