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.  ###

Taguig City Hotlines

Taguig City Hall 555- 7800 Police Taguig Mobile Patrol 0921-7221972
Fire Department at City Hall 642-9982 Public Order & Safety Office 642-1261
Fire Department Taguig Central 837-0740 / 837-4496 Taguig Environmental / Solid Waste 642-7557
Fire Department at FTI 837-4496 Traffic Management Office 640-7006
Lake & River Patrol 628-1377 Taguig-Pateros District Hospital 838-34-85
Office of Social Welfare & Development 555-7919 Taguig City Rescue 0919-0703112
PNP Taguig / COP 642-35-82 Taguig Emergency Hotline 165-7777
Tactical Operation Center Police 642-3582 Taguig Command Center 789- 3200
Police 117 / Emergency 1623 Doctors-On- Call 0917- 8210896
Trunkline 555-78-52/555-7854