The city government of Davao reported a downtrend of Covid-19 cases and high recovery rates despite fears of possible mega surge.
Davao City Health Office Chief Dr. Ashley Lopez said based on the report of the regional office of the Department of Health (DOH 11), as of April 6, 2021, there are 15 new cases reported for Davao City making a total of 297 active cases out of the 13,849 total Covid-19 cases reported since the start of the pandemic in March 2020.
Lopez said the downtrend of cases can be attributed to high recovery rate in Davao City at 12,873 total recoveries with 22 new recoveries that accounted for about 93 percent of the total cases.
“Everyday our recovery rate is increasing and I hope it will be sustained. Naga-slow down pud atong deaths right now at 4.9 percent with 679 total deaths out of the 13, 849 total cases. Unta dili ta makaabot ug 5 percent,” he said.
Lopez said all strategies are being applied by the Davao Covid-19 Task Force to control and lower down the cases in the city.
“Wala ta nag-pabaya. We have the Covid Task Force nga naga-monitor ug gabuhat ug plano. Almost every week ga-miting mi to address the issues, concerns, and problems. We meet on a weekly basis ug ginatutukan nato,” he said.
Lopez also said that despite the downtrend of cases, the Covid Task Force continuously working hard to control the possible mega surge in Davao City.
“Dili gyud nato gusto na mahitabo sa atoa sa nahitabo karon sa NCR and Visayas, although, dako kaayo ang posibilidad. If you review the trend last year before nag-surge ang Davao nauna ang Manila then Cebu ug pagka-October nigawas ang mga kaso sa Davao. There is a trend on the manner of the infection pertaining in the islands of the Philippines that is why kung pangutan-on ang mga experts dili gyud imposible na mahitabo sa Davao City labi na karon na niabot na sa Visayas. Dili imposible na magka-surge pud sa Mindanao particularly kanang daghan kaso reported ang Region 10 and Region 11, muabot gyud ang time na maka-experience na ug possible second or third surge,” he said.