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Davao City records 89% COVID-19 recovery rate

February 25, 2021 - Thursday 7:02 PM by Davao City Information Office

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The Davao City Health Office on Wednesday, February 24, said that no human-to-human transmission has been reported involving the more contagious coronavirus disease variant despite the first known case recorded in the city recently.

As this developed, acting City Health Office (CHO) head Dr. Ashley Lopez, said Davao City has recorded 89% Covid 19 recovery rate.

“Kinahanglan nato maapsan ang atong national rate nga 93.1 percent sa recovery rate nationwide. So, kung ato nang malapasan ang recovery rate, then, that’s a very good accomplishment for Davao City (We need to surpass the national rate of 93.1 percent recovery rate nationwide. If we happen to exceed the recovery rate, then, that’s a very good accomplishment for Davao City),” Lopez said during  the COVID-19 Alert program on 87.8 FM Davao Disaster Radio.

He also revealed that there was no risk of transmission of the UK variant of coronavirus following the first-ever recorded case of a 10-year-old boy in the city.

“So far, wala man ta’y na-encounter nga any problems especially sa katong risk for transmission because atoang na-contain dayon (So far, we have not yet encountered any problems, especially for the risk of transmission because we have contained it immediately),” Lopez said.

Lopez also said that the boy’s immediate household contacts, including his relatives, all tested negative and will soon end their quarantine period.

“Katong mga RT-PCR test nga gibuhat sa mga close contacts sa relatives and even the siblings were all negative. Soon they would end up their quarantine (The RT-PCR tests that were undertaken by the relatives who had close contact with the child and even the siblings were all negative. Soon they would end their quarantine),” he said.

Health authorities have been monitoring the area where the boy resides and have noted no surge in cases.

Lopez also reiterated his call to the public to strictly observe minimum health standards to further mitigate the risk of acquiring or transmitting the virus.

“Magpabilin gihapon ‘tang safe in terms of the possible transmission that would be coming from the new variant, for now (We will remain safe in terms of the possible transmission that would be coming from the new variant, for now),” he said, adding that the CHO will continue its surveillance activities.

CHO has recorded a significant downtrend in COVID-19 active cases in the city with almost 50%. Based on the data from the past two weeks, it went down from around 1,500 to 748 active cases.

Lopez also cited accurate forecasting as one of the reasons for the downtrend of cases in the city in the past weeks.

“Importante gyud nang recording and reporting kay sama ani naa tay mga monitoring, naa tay accounting sa atong mga kaso, diha nato ma-foresee or forecast kung unsay mahitabo sa atoa for the next coming weeks and months (The recording and reporting are important because it will help us monitor our cases and hereafter, we will be able to foresee or forecast what will happen to us for the next coming weeks and months),” Lopez explained.

As of February 23, Davao City has logged a total of 12,832 confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which, 748 are active infections.

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