Taguig records case-doubling rate of 19 days
MANILA, Philippines — The case-doubling time in Taguig is at 19 days as the local government continues to aggressively trace and test its residents for COVID-19.
“The case-doubling time is 19 days for Taguig and about 10 days for Metro Manila. This data represents the number of days it would take for the number of COVID-19 cases to double. The higher the number here, the better,” read the statement from the Taguig government on Tuesday.
The city also posted a case-fatality rate of 0.83 percent. The case-fatality rate is the incidence of deaths among COVID-19 cases.
Currently, Taguig has five quarantine facilities to accommodate COVID-19-infected patients.
Its newly opened Lakeshore Hotel Mega-Quarantine Facility will accommodate about 500 patients as it fully operates in three months.
Quarantine centers in Taguig have “complete with beds, partitions, air-conditioning, a bath, a toilet and a living room.”
As of Sept. 8, the local government recorded 5,469 confirmed COVID-19 cases since Jan. 27. Of these, 463 were active cases while 4,962 patients have recovered and 44 died. [ac]
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