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Navotas records biggest decrease in new COVID-19 cases among NCR LGUs

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Navotas records biggest decrease in new COVID-19 cases among NCR LGUs

CALOOCAN CITY, May 4 (PIA) — Navotas City on Monday recorded the highest percentage decrease in COVID-19 cases per day among all local government units (LGUs) in Metro Manila, based on recent data.

Navotas posted a 76 percent plunge in the average daily attack rate (ADAR), according to OCTA Research Group. From the peak of 137, the city’s daily cases plummeted to 33.

The statistics released by the OCTA Research Group was based on the 7-day average from April 25 to May 1 compared with the peak 7-day average of the LGUs.

“We attribute this milestone to the hard work of all our frontliners as well as the aggressive contact tracing, testing, isolation, treatment and monitoring of our patients–from the time they become close contacts to the time we receive their test results or they complete their isolation period,” Mayor Toby Tiangco said.

“Also, fewer Navoteños have contracted COVID-19 since we implemented the quarantine-band system and penalized health protocol violations with RT-PCR swab test. This goes to that adherence to safety protocols plays a crucial part in bringing down the number of our COVID cases. We should continue to be careful and vigilant so all of our sacrifices will not go to waste,” he added.

According to the OCTA Research Group, ADAR of more than 10 is still considered high. 

NCR LGUs need to reduce it to less than 10 percent within the next two weeks to move the region to moderate risk classification.

Navotas logged 1,456 active cases on April 5, the highest number for this year. As of May 2, the city recorded 428 active cases, 331 deaths, and 9,752 recoveries. (PIA NCR)