The Quezon City government has recorded a 94-percent recovery rate for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).
Based on the latest data from the City Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit (CESU) released on Friday, a total of 21,589 out of a total of 23,020 Covid-19 cases in the city have recovered from the disease.
This brings down the number of Covid-19 active cases to 768.
Meanwhile, the city’s first district has the highest number of active Covid-19 cases at 213, with Barangay Bahay Toro having 39 active cases.
The city’s fourth district has the most number of Covid-19 recoveries at 4,566.
Mayor Joy Belmonte has tasked the CESU to strictly monitor about 6,000 evacuees in the city for any Covid-19 symptoms.
The CESU will also be monitoring even those who were sent home from the evacuation centers last Monday as Metro Manila was spared from the wrath of Super Typhoon Rolly.
“We will make sure that any possible infection will be prevented from spreading further to the communities,” Belmonte said.
CESU chief Dr. Rolando Cruz said the city’s contact tracing team will be regularly contacting the evacuees for the next two weeks regarding their health status.
He said this is to make sure that the evacuees who may develop or experience any flu-like symptoms after staying in the evacuation sites will be immediately identified.
“We’ll exhaust all our means to contact and monitor our evacuees, ensuring that everyone is covered,” Cruz said.
He added that any individual who develops symptoms will be scheduled to undergo a swab test.
They will also be immediately placed in the nearest barangay quarantine or community care facilities.
Belmonte asked residents for their cooperation to effectively defeat Covid-19.
“We implore the cooperation of our citizens who were evacuated this weekend. We need your openness and honesty about your health status—symptoms or no symptoms,” she said. (PNA)