The City Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, chaired by Mayor Felipe Antonio B. Remollo, confirms that no COVID-19 related deaths has been recorded for almost 2 months now.
Per record, the last known death linked to COVID-19 infection involved a 94-year-old unvaccinated individual with comorbidities as reported by the City IATF-MEID.
City Health Officer Dr. Maria Sarah B. Talla also informed Mayor Remollo that for almost 25 days now all the 30 component barangays of Dumaguete City are COVID-19 free with no new case reported.
Mayor Remollo, who exhorted eligible residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19 to prevent transmission and deaths, is urging the members of the public to continue observing the minimum health standards even if fully vaccinated as the City of Dumaguete City reopens the local economy and allows mass gatherings particularly for inoculated individuals.
Dumaguete City, obtained the highest vaccination rate of 141.56% in Central Visayas exceeding the 80.67% goal for herd immunity set by the Department of Health after the City Health Office, Provincial Health Office and hospitals vaccinated 157, 619 residents and workers, which is much higher than the target of 111, 348 individuals.