September 30, 2023

Irisan barangay has the highest overall number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 out of the 128 barangays of the city with 3,243 cases as of Nov. 19, according to the City Health Services Office (CHSO).
It was followed by Camp 7 and Loakan Proper barangays with 2,244 and 1,973 cases, respectively.
During the management committee meeting of local officials on Nov. 22, CHSO deputy head Celia Flor Brillantes said Irisan barangay also has the highest number of overall deaths due to Covid-19 during the period with 76 followed by Bakakeng Central and Loakan Proper barangays with 34 and 33 deaths, respectively. 
Meanwhile, the city remains at low risk (level 1) Covid-19 status as of Nov. 22, with a decrease in its positivity rate from 24.9 to 21.53 percent and a massive drop in its two-week growth rate from 41 percent to (-) 7 percent.
Also seeing a decline during the period are the city’s average daily attack rate from six per 100,000 to 5.6 per 100,000; and weekly infection growth rate from 1.14 to 0.96, Brillantes reported.
During the two-week span, she said the city has increased its average daily RTP-CR testing from 115 to 121 while its health care utilization rate dipped from 30.87 to 30.08 (114/379) and average weekly isolation facility bed occupancy decreased from 5.88 to 5.00 percent. – Gaby B. Keith