The city government of Davao through the Davao City Covid-19 Task Force is monitoring Covid-19 cases in Davao City after the clustering of people at gatherings and events during the recently concluded Kadayawan sa Davao festival.
Dr. Michelle Schlosser, spokesperson of the Covid-19 Task Force, said the impact will reflect for at least two weeks.
“We would be waiting at least two weeks to know the effect of Kadayawan ug sa mga nilabay na activities so that we will know kung unsa ang epekto niya sa atoang number of cases. Usually mabati nato na around one week lang. Hopefully, dili nato matagamtanan ang dako na cases and hopefully people were responsible in following the minimum public health standards during Kadayawan,” Schlosser said over Davao City Disaster Radio (DCDR) on Wednesday.
Schlosser reported that as of August 24, 2022, a total of 75 new cases were recorded putting Davao City at a 15 percent positivity rate.
She said from the period of August 7-20, 2022, the city has recorded a total of 528 new cases and about 600 cases last week, which makes more than 1,000 cases for the past 14 days.
Nevertheless, she said that of that number, many patients have already completed their isolation because of the new guidelines set by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) in June this year wherein the isolation period for those who are fully vaccinated is only up to seven days.
“An average of seven days na lang ang isolation period from the date of the swabbing for the fully vaccinated. If the patient is not fully vaccinated or partially vaccinated mu-quarantine gihapon ug 14 days,” she said.
Councilor Al Ryan Alejandre, spokesperson of the Kadayawan Execom, earlier reported that the city was able to reach more than 50,000 tourists during the 37th Kadayawan sa Davao.