Active Covid-19 cases rise to 808 in Taguig
Taguig’s active Covid-19 cases soared to more than 800 as the city tallied over 200 new cases in the last two days, according to a report by Manila Bulletin.
The Department of Health’s Covid-19 Tracker showed that as of July 23, Taguig has 808 active cases out of 85,741 confirmed cases, 84,392 recoveries and 541 deaths.
Based on DOH data, Taguig added 121 new Covid-19 cases on July 23 and 124 on July 22. A total of 554 new cases were recorded in Taguig from July 14 to 20, from 476 from July 7 to 13.
According to a ranking by OCTA Research’s Dr. David Guido, Taguig’s 121 new cases on July 23 became the fourth highest daily tally among local government units in the National Capital Region after Quezon City with 274, Manila with 159 and Makati with 150.
The DOH Covid-19 Tracker showed the NCR added 1,324 new cases on July 23, or 36.7 percent of the country’s total of 3,604 new cases for the date.
NCR has 9,379 active cases to date out of 1.19 million confirmed cases, 1.17 million recoveries and 13,003 deaths.
Bed occupancy in Taguig hospitals was at 13 percent as of July 23 with 58 out of 447 beds occupied.
The Taguig City government reported that a total of 6,594 individuals were vaccinated from July 18 to 22.
Of the total, 492 individuals 18 years old and above received their first and second doses, while 2,312 got their first booster shot and 1,966 were administered their second booster shot.
Among the 12 to 17 years old in Taguig, 372 got their first and second doses, and 554 got their first booster shot.
A total of 898 minors aged five to 11 were given their first and second doses of the Covid-19 vaccine.
The city government urged the public to get their primary doses and booster shots as protection against Covid-19.
The DOH recently reported that 816 additional cases of the Omicron BA.5 subvariant were detected in the Philippines.