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8 barangays “Critical” as COVID-19 surge heats up in Davao City

May 31, 2021 - Monday 3:05 PM by Jose Ronald F. Siongco

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As the COVID-19 surge continues to slam Davao City, the local government unit on Monday has released its May 31 to June 5, 2021 barangay classifications which showed an alarming increase.

Eight barangays are classified as “Critical” namely: 9-A, 11-B, 24-C, 32-D, 33-D, Panacan, Riverside (Calinan) and San Antonio (Agdao).

46 other barangays have been deemed “High Risk”: 14-B, 15-B, 19-B, 20-B, 22-C, 23-C, 27-C, 35-D, 36-D, A. Angliongto, Sr., Bago Gallera, Bucana, Buhangin Proper, Bunawan Proper, Cabantian, Calinan Proper, Catalunan Grande, Centro (San Juan, Agdao), Gov. Paciano Bangoy (Agdao), Ilang, Lizada (Toril),Mandug, Marapangi (Toril), Matina Aplaya, Matina Crossing, Mintal,Sasa, Sumimao (Paquibato), Talomo River (Calinan), Tibungco, V. Hizon, Sr., Wilfredo Aquino (Agdao); 

In close proximity to Critical Risk Barangays - 7-A, 8-A, 12-B, 21-C, 25-C, 28-C, 29-C, 30-C, Biao Joaquin (Calinan), Gov. Vicente Duterte (Agdao), Los Amigos (Tugbok), Manuel Guianga (Tugbok), Rafael Castillo (Agdao) and Wangan (Calinan).

29 barangays grouped as “Moderate Risk” are: 1-A, 3-A, 17-B, 18-B, 39-D, 40-D, Acacia (Buhangin), Agdao Proper, Bago Oshiro (Tugbok), Bato (Toril),Bayabas (Toril), Dacudao (Calinan),Dalagdag (Calinan), Dominga (Calinan), Dumoy (Talomo), Fatima (Paquibato), Gatungan (Bunawan), Kapt. Tomas Monteverde, Sr. (Agdao), Lampianao (Calinan), Langub (Talomo), Lasang, Mahayag (Bunawan), Malabog (Paquibato), Malagos, Megkawayan (Calinan)

Pampanga, San Isidro (Licanan, Bunawan),Sirawan (Toril) and Tugbok Proper

67 barangays “not mentioned” are considered “Low and Minimal risk.”

On May 26, 2021, Davao City Health Office Acting Head Dr. Ashley Lopez confirmed the city is now experiencing a COVID-19 “surge”. Cases are increasing daily based on the latest data. 

“Nisaka gyud ang atong kaso. And based on our data, kanang COVID-19 growth rate, naa na gyud tay surge. This is already a surge not only in Davao City but in the whole of Mindanao,” he said in a COVID-19 Alert briefer streamed via Davao City Disaster Radio’s Facebook page.

As of May 30, 2021, Sunday, the Department of Health Davao Region recorded 1,603 active cases with 136 new ones, 51 new recoveries and 3 deaths.

Total confirmed cases stand at 16,889 with 14,535 recoveries and 751 deaths

Mayor Sara Duterte has repeatedly reminded Dabawenyos to consistently observe the ‘MASK, HUGAS, IWAS’ minimum health safety protocols to further curb the transmission of the pesky coronavirus disease. 

Vaccination rollout is ongoing with Priority Group A3 or persons with comorbidities set to begin its inoculation today, May 31, 2021 together with the A2 or senior citizens. MDM