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City gov’t back to high growth rate for COVID

A man walks past the city hall building with its façade showingCOVID-19 by protocols. (Dec. 11, 2019)

AFTER weeks of enjoying a non-high-risk status, Davao City is once again dealing with a surge due to a “high” two-week growth rate (2WGR) and “medium” Average Daily Attack Rate (ADAR), according to the latest COVID-19 Task Force report.

As of Jan. 16, Davao City recorded 493 new cases, bringing the tally of the city’s active cases to 2,229. Since the start of the pandemic in 2020, the city’s total COVID-19 cases is now at 56,175. 

The city’s positivity rate also reached 23.6 percent, which is higher than the 5 percent acceptable positivity rate.

Compared to the previous weeks where there were no recorded critical risk barangays, the city government listed for this week a total of 18 critical risk barangays, namely: 9-A, 15-B, 19-B, 34-D, 37-D, Bucana, Buhangin Proper, Cabantian, Catalunan Grande, Catalunan Pequeño, Maa, Matina Crossing, Sasa, Tacunan, Talomo Proper, Tibungco, Toril Proper, and V. Hizon, Sr. 

The city has nine high-risk barangays; 20 high-risk barangays based on proximity to critical risk barangays; and, 33 moderate risk barangays. The list of these barangays can be found on the City Government of Davao Facebook page. 

Mayor Sara Duterte, during the Special Hour on the Davao City Disaster Radio on Monday, reminded the public to always take precautions at home or whenever they go out. 

Duna pud tay COVID-19 surge of cases, so please take extra precaution. If you have to, mag- double mask mo sa mga lugar na daghan og tao sama anang palengke, malls. Practice distancing magpalayo gyud ta pirmi sa mga tao and dad-on nato ang atoang mga alcohol. Magpabakuna ta, duha ka doses pagkahuman kuhaon pud nato ang atoang booster shot. Mao na ang atong kinahanglan buhaton for COVID-19 (We have COVID-19 surge of cases so please take extra precaution, if you have to, wear double mask in places where there are a lot of people like marketplaces, malls. Practice distancing and always bring your alcohol. Be vaccinated, two doses, and after that, also avail the booster dose. These are the things that we need to do for COVID-19),” she said.



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