THE Davao City Covid-19 Task Force noted a “jumpoff” increase in the city’s Covid-19 cases.
Covid-19 Task Force spokesperson Dr. Michelle Schlosser said in a radio interview on Friday, October 14 that the city recorded 117 fresh cases on that day. Schlosser said this is a 22 percent daily positivity rate.
“Taas kini compared katong(This is higher compared to) the usual daily positivity rate na (which is from) 10 to 12 percent. Nag-jumpoff ta (So there has been a jumpoff on the rate),” Schlosser said in an interview on 87.5 FM Davao City Disaster Radio. This as the city has relaxed some of its Covid-19 restrictions after having a large coverage of vaccinated individuals.
Schlosser said that the majority of the cases are classified as mild and asymptomatic. Although she said some cases are in critical and severe condition.
She also said the recorded death rate remains at “two-digit.” The health official, however, was not able to specify the exact figure.
The spokesperson said most of these deaths are those unvaccinated or those who did not get their booster shots.
“This is a strong reminder that we need to get vaccinated,” Schlosser said.
Meanwhile, she said the city continues to strengthen its vaccination efforts.
The Davao City government recently launched the weekend vaccination at the People’s Park, in partnership with the Philippine Red Cross.
The official said this would be open until December this year.
“Padayon nato nang (We continue with our) weekend vaccination so that wala na gyud rason ang mga tao na dili sila kapabakuna because naa silay trabaho (there is no reason for the public not to get vaccinated because of their work),” she said. RGL