Iloilo City COVID cases drop below 100 due to vax

Posted by watchmen
October 8, 2021

The number of coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, cases in Iloilo City has dropped to double-digit since October 1.

Iloilo City COVID-19 Team focal person, Dr. Roland Jay Fortuna, attributes the COVID-19 cases decrease in the city to high vaccination rate. (Iloilo City Mayor’s Office photo)

For the first six days of the month, the city posted a daily average of 69 cases, with the lowest at 39 cases on October 3 and highest at 86 cases on October 2.

“The city’s COVID response has been working as we see decline in confirmed cases. But we should not be complacent even as we continue to encourage those who are eligible to get vaccinated and practice health safety protocols,” Mayor Jerry Treñas stressed.

The Iloilo City government has sufficient vaccine supplies with regular deliveries of its own-purchased AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

COVID-19 Team focal person Dr. Roland Jay Fortuna, meanwhile, attributed the cases decrease to high vaccination rate now at 50 percent or half of the 525,000 population target.

The team’s spokesperson, Jeck Conlu, added that granular lockdowns are working because COVID-19-positive patients are isolated immediately as well as their close contacts are traced and quarantined, and scheduled for swabbing.

Iloilo City Molecular Laboratory head Chiqui Blancaflor also said they were processing an average of 500 swab samples from Monday to Saturday in September in an effort to effectively and efficiently manage swelling confirmed cases. (Iloilo City PIO)

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