City Health Officer Dr. Maria Sarah B. Talla disclosed that there now just 9 active COVID-19 cases in the city following the recovery of 2 patients and report of 1 new COVID case, Saturday.
The 2 recoveries today are nurses from Barangay Junob: the 38-year-old male nurse exposed to a COVID case and the 49-year-old female nurse supervisor.
On the other hand, the lone COVID case recorded today is the 50-year-old male government employee who sought admission at a hospital with symptom of ILI.
Thus, since the pandemic affected the city from January 30, 2020 to March 6, 2021 the city has 9 active COVID cases, 439 recoveries and 29 deaths.
Dr. Talla also informed Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo, Chairperson of the City’s Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases, that 13 of the 30 barangays have no more active COVID cases as of Saturday.
The remaining 9 active COVID cases in the 7 barangays are all isolated in the hospitals and other facilities until they shall all recover from the virus.
The barangays with residents who are among the 9 active cases are: Bagacay (1), Bajumpandan (1), Banilad (1), Bantayan (1), Batinguel (3), Camanjac (1) and Poblacion 6 (1).
Meanwhile the 13 barangays with no active COVID cases are: Balugo, Buñao, Cadawinonan, Calindagan, Candau-ay, Cantil-e, Daro, Junob, Looc, Mangnao, Motong, Piapi, Poblacion 1, Poblacion 2, Poblacion 3, Poblacion 4, Poblacion, 5, Poblacion 7, Poblacion 8, Pulantubig, Tabuctubig, Taclobo and Talay.
Nevertheless, Mayor Remollo has advised all the barangay officials and health authorities to remain vigilant despite the declining COVID cases especially now that all incoming travelers will no longer be quarantined upon arrival as directed by the National IATF.