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Zero cases anew | City records milestone for 2nd time since March 2020

DAVAO CITY logged zero COVID-19 cases on Sunday, which was the second time since March 2020.

Dr. Michelle Schlosser, City Task Force COVID-19 spokesperson, in an interview with the City Information Office on Monday, said, “We have to celebrate little successes like this.”

The Department of Health Davao COVID-19 Regional Daily Case Bulletin bared that the city has a total of 80 active COVID-19 cases as of Dec. 19, 2021. Of the total 53,874 cases since March 2020, 52,003 have recovered and 1,791 succumbed to the disease.

She attributed this milestone to the management of the COVID-19 response and to the “multifactorial contribution of all the players in managing COVID-19.”

Schlosser gave credit to Mayor Sara Duterte, who chairs the City Task Force COVID-19, the city’s health care workers, volunteers from both public and private sectors, Vice Mayor Sebastian Duterte, city councilors, barangay leaders, the private and public sectors for contributing and continuing to cooperate with the city’s strategies in containing the spread of the infection. 

“And finally, the public themselves po because through them we were able to hit the latest tally of 92.5 percent coverage to reach the herd immunity for the first dose and 82.15 percent for fully vaccinated,” the city health official said.

She also urged Davaoeños to work together, adding: “Our goal is to heal as one. We really need each other to maximize our protection against COVID-19.” 

Education and information campaigns, according to her, play a major role in the success of the city’s COVID-19 management and response.

In the past week, Davao City logged a total of 18 active COVID-19 cases: two on Dec. 12, three on Dec. 13, four on Dec. 14, one on Dec. 15, four on Dec. 16 and 18, and zero on Dec. 19. 

No case bulletin was posted on DOH Davao’s Facebook page on Dec. 17 when most of the region’s areas experience an internet outage.

Schlosser earlier bared that the city hit its lowest COVID-19 positivity rate since March 2020, currently at 0.5 percent. “Medyo happy kaayo ta karon, Nagapadayon nga mubo ang atong mga cases. Nagpadayon mubo atong positivity rate unya wala pa tay any case of new variant (We are happy since our COVID-19 cases have remained low. Our positivity rate is also low and we don’t have any case of new variant),” she said.

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