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OFFICIAL: Vaccination main reason for drop in COVID cases

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THE city government attributed the decline in the COVID-19 cases and related deaths to the number of people who were fully vaccinated.

Dr. Michelle Schlosser, COVID-19 Task Force spokesperson, said this was also the reason why no barangay was placed moderate or high-risk this week as all were on low risk.

“Naa ta tanan sa low risk, pati bed utilization nato 21 percent lang. Naa ta sa low-risk classification, wala’y nabutang sa critical o moderate gamay ra gyud atong cases karon,” Schlosser said, adding that the target for full vaccination was surpassed even.

This was also the reason the Department of Health in Davao Region recognized the city for hitting the target for the number of vaccinees. 

Schlosser reported that during the third week of the month, there were 84 new cases from 106 the previous week.

“With 190 cases for the past 14 days, that’s actually quite low. The positivity rate is between three to four percent. That’s very acceptable,” she said, adding that of these active cases only one was in critical condition and another was severe, although there were four deaths recorded during the period, two of them unvaccinated while the other two did not get booster shots.

She reiterated the call fo the city government for every resident of the city to get vaccinated. “Hangyo nato sa katawhan, avail nila ang vaccination privilege noh. Those eligible for the booster doses, please avail now. Take the opportunity makakuha mo sa inyong mga bakuna, that’s the only way you can prevent death. Atoang tumong wala’y death,” she added.



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