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With lowest cases in NCR, Taguig City focused on the New Normal

Taguig hits 13 active cases per 100K population

The City of Taguig attained the lowest number of active cases among the cities in NCR, having only 13 active cases per 100,000 population according to the latest available data last October 17. This shows that the city has managed to control the transmission of COVID-19 in the city with less people contracting the virus. The city government’s focus is now on helping establishments open safely and responsibly.

“The city believes that the enforcement of health protocols in commercial areas and offices is now the key area we need to focus on,” said Mayor Lino Cayetano.

Among the other cities with the lowest active cases per 100,000 population are Muntinlupa (17), Parañaque (30), Las Piñas (31), and Caloocan (36). On the other hand, the average active cases per 100,000 population in NCR is still at 56 based on official data released by each local government unit in Metro Manila.

This feat was possible through the local government’s PDITR strategy—Prevent, Detect, Isolate, Treat, and Reintegrate. This enabled the city to garner lower cases and increase in recoveries.

Alongside this strategy is the creation of infrastructures such as the newly launched Lakeshore Mega Complex which houses the Taguig Molecular Laboratory, Taguig National Testing Facility, and Lakeshore Hotel Mega-Quarantine Facility. This allows for a faster and easier processing of specimens, conducting accessible PCR tests, and assisting COVID-19 patients in their recovery.

As of October 17, a total of 60,454 PCR tests were conducted. This represents 6.1% of the Taguig’s local population. The total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the city stands at 8,289 and the recoveries have reached 8,098 which translates to a 98% recovery rate. Meanwhile, the cumulative death toll remains at 60 with the city’s Case Fatality Rate or CFR at 0.72%, which is also among the lowest case fatality rates in the country. The city currently has 131 active cases in the city, the lowest in two months.

Despite this progress on the COVID-19 battle, Taguig City urges its citizens and stakeholders to remain vigilant. The local government ensures to continue implementing interventions against COVID-19 and it’s transmission, as well as creating initiatives and other programs aimed to help Taguig and it’s citizens in the New Normal.  ###

With lowest cases in NCR, Taguig City focused on the New Normal

The City of Taguig attained the lowest number of active cases among the cities in NCR, having only 19 active cases per 100,000 population. This shows that the city has managed to control the transmission of COVID-19 in the city with less people contracting the virus. The city government’s focus is now on helping establishments open safely and responsibly.

 

“The city believes that the enforcement of health protocols in commercial areas and offices is now the key area we need to focus on,” said Mayor Lino Cayetano.

 

Among the other cities with the lowest active cases per 100,000 population are Muntinlupa (33), Parañaque (33), Caloocan (36), and Las Piñas (37). On the other hand, the average active cases per 100,000 population in NCR is still at 68 based on official data released by each local government unit in Metro Manila.

 

This feat was possible through the local government’s PDITR strategy—Prevent, Detect, Isolate, Treat, and Reintegrate. This enabled the city to garner lower cases and increase in recoveries.

 

Alongside this strategy is the creation of infrastructures such as the newly launched Lakeshore Mega Complex which houses the Taguig Molecular Laboratory, Taguig National Testing Facility, and Lakeshore Hotel Mega-Quarantine Facility. This allows for a faster and easier processing of specimens, conducting accessible PCR tests, and assisting COVID-19 patients in their recovery.

 

As of October 13, a total of 59,302 PCR tests were conducted. This represents 6.01% of the Taguig’s local population. The total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the city stands at 8,136 and the recoveries have reached 7,893 which translates to a 97% recovery rate. Meanwhile, the cumulative death toll remains at 60 with the city’s Case Fatality Rate or CFR at 0.74%, which is also among the lowest case fatality rates in the country. The city currently has 183 active cases in the city, the lowest in two months.

 

Despite this progress on the COVID-19 battle, Taguig City urges its citizens and stakeholders to remain vigilant. The local government ensures to continue implementing interventions against COVID-19 and it’s transmission, as well as creating initiatives and other programs aimed to help Taguig and it’s citizens in the New Normal.  ###

Taguig inaugurates COVID-19 Mega-Complex Facility

The City of Taguig hosted on Friday, September 25, the National Task Force Meeting and inaugurated its COVID-19 mega-complex facility which will host the new city-run Molecular Laboratory, the Lakeshore Mega-quarantine facility, and the Lakeshore National Testing Facility.

Taguig City closely coordinates with the national government and its task force to overcome the pandemic. The local government believes that in order to fight this dilemma, cooperation with the national government is essential.

Taguig is also delivering major infrastructure projects to sustain what has been an effective effort to keep COVID-19 cases low. The facilities are set to supplement an all-of-government approach to testing, tracing and treating COVID-19 cases, which has kept the city’s infections among the lowest in the National Capital Region this September. As of Sept. 22, the city had the lowest number of active cases per 100,000 people across NCR.

The City Government is now opening its very own Molecular Laboratory to further increase its testing capacity.

The Department of Health granted the Molecular Laboratory a license to operate (LTO) on Sept. 13. It had previously passed a five-step assessment, which included on-site assessment and proficiency tests for the staff.

The lab will have both a manual and automated testing machine managed by shifting teams composed of medical technicians, aids and others. At full capacity, this molecular lab will help reach Taguig’s target of 100,000 RT-PCR tests by the end of the year which is equivalent to 10 percent of Taguig’s total population.

Even without its own testing laboratory, Taguig managed to conduct almost 50,000 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests as of Sept. 23, representing over 5 percent of the total population. This was made possible with strong partnership with the national government and in private testing facilities.

 “This testing facility will be a long-term benefit to the city to help us better manage the COVID-19 situation. Aside from that, the lab can also test pathogens affecting both humans and animals, allowing us to avert serious health issues in the future,” said Mayor Lino Cayetano.

Within the same complex, the local government will be opening the much-awaited 500-bed COVID-19 Lakeshore Mega Quarantine Facility.

For Section 1 of the facility, 70 units will be opened today, while the other sections will be opened over the next few weeks.

The entire complex is expected to be completed in three months, right before Christmas where the city anticipates a possible spike in COVID-19 cases.

Once completed, the Mega Quarantine Facility will add to the five quarantine facilities in the city that include newly built structures and repurposed government buildings.

The structures ensure comfort for patients. They are complete with beds, partitions, air-conditioning, a bath, a toilet and a living room. All units will also have tables to help in entertaining patients and consulting with doctors. Robonurses, created by the young students of Taguig Robotics Team, will care for the patients.

Among the city’s touted homegrown approaches are the Systematic Mass Approach to Responsible Testing, aggressive contact tracing mechanisms tapping into barangays, and localized lockdowns.

The local government of Taguig is working hard with the National Task Force for our city to effectively transition to the new normal. In span of six weeks since the Modified Enhance Community Quarantine or the Timeout Taguig, the cases of COVID-19 in the city have already been flattened. In spite of these progressive results, the local government still vows to be aggressive in the fight against COVID-19. ###.

AVP PRESENTATION OF THE MEGAQUARANTINE FACILITY AND MOLECULAR LAB

MAYOR LINO’S STATEMENT ON THE ARREST OF QUARANTINE PROTOCOL VIOLATORS IN TAGUIG

 

Sixteen individuals were arrested in Barangay Lower Bicutan for violating quarantine protocols last Saturday, September 12.

The City Government of Taguig would like to congratulate COVID Shield Task Force Commander Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar for the arrest by his men, together with the Taguig police led by Col. Celso Rodriguez, of these individuals who were found in violation of City Ordinance No. 27-89 that prohibits drinking in public places.

They were also later charged with violating Article 151 of the Revised Penal Code for resistance and disobedience to a person in authority.

Taguig City will continue to pursue violators of health and safety protocols.

The city takes pride in being among the cities with the lowest active Covid-19 cases in Metro Manila.

Taguig’s citizens are mostly disciplined and cooperative but like any city, it faces challenges.

Taguig has activated a 1000-man Tapang Malasakit Disiplina team to help the Philippine National Police enforce the city’s new normal ordinance that aims to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Despite having early COVID-19 cases in March, Taguig is among the cities with the lowest active cases in Metro Manila because of its aggressive approach in implementing rules and regulations.

Although the city’s comprehensive approach is centered on compassion and education–partnering with individuals and institutions to fight the virus—the city continues to vow to pursue cases against individuals and establishments not cooperating.

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