Taguig’s weekly Covid-19 cases rise again – Manila Bulletin

The total weekly tally of new Covid-19 cases in Taguig City has increased for the third time in a row.

In its weekly report, the Taguig City government announced that there were 312 new cases of Covid-19 from March 18 to 24, or 45 cases per day, up 36 new cases or 13%, from 276 recorded. from March 11 to 17.

Taguig Mayor Lino Cayetano stressed the importance of wearing face masks in the fight against Covid-19. (Screen grab from Taguig City government video)

It’s the third week in a row this month that Taguig’s weekly total of new cases has increased. From 87 recorded from February 25 to March 3, it rose to 148 from March 4 to 10, followed by 276 from March 11 to 17 and 312 from March 18 to 24.

The city government said that of the weekly total of 312, 275 or 88% were late reported to the city’s Disease Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (CEDSU) while 37 or 12% were reported recently. As of March 24, Taguig had 35 active cases of Covid-19.

Mayor Lino Cayetano said Taguig’s Covid-19 cases “have continued to stabilize, which means we can continue to open, continue to return to work, regain our livelihoods, open our schools.”

He said the two most important things are vaccinations and wearing face masks.

The Taguig Safe City Task Force reported that from March 18-24, 258 people were apprehended for violations of health and safety protocol, of which 29 were ticketed and 219 were cautioned.

The top two common violations were not wearing or improperly wearing face masks and failure to follow social distancing protocols.

The Taguig Safe City task force also reminded the public of the guidelines during the election campaign in the city.

He cited a rule issued by the Electoral Commission (Comelec), which states that “anyone under the age of 18. old or over 65 years old. elderly, or suffering from immunodeficiency, comorbidity or other health risks, and heavily pregnant women are not permitted to participate in campaign physical activities” such as caucuses, motorcades, rallies, conferences or any assembly.

He added that, based on Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) guidelines under Alert Level 1, anyone who will attend an election-related event must present proof of vaccination. All unvaccinated people are not allowed to participate.

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