69% of COVID-positive residents in Muntinlupa unvaccinated, says local gov’t
MANILA, Philippines — Most Muntinlupa City residents infected with SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, are not vaccinated, said its local government on Wednesday.
“A total of 1,140 residents who haven’t received their vaccine were among the 1,756 active cases in the city as of August 16. While only 493 individuals, translating to 26 percent, were partially and fully vaccinated,”
“Further, among the total number of COVID-19 active cases in the city are 123 minors, translating to 7 percent, which are not eligible for vaccination,” it added.
According to the city’s COVID-19 data, of the 1,438 positive cases reported as asymptomatic, 934 are unvaccinated, while 381 are partially or fully vaccinated.
Meanwhile, of the 318 mild cases, only 112 were vaccinated residents while 206 were unvaccinated.
Hence, Muntinlupa Mayor Jaime Fresnedi reiterated the need to get the COVID-19 vaccine as protection against the severe effects of the virus.
Fresnedi urged city residents to take advantage of the vaccination program offered by the local government during the ECQ. As the local executive noted, vaccinations are critical to fighting COVID-19 and preventing further severe or fatal cases.
Muntinlupa has already administered 393,769 doses of COVID-19 vaccines as of August 13. Among the 248,579 citizens vaccinated with the first dose, 64.4 percent of the target population, and 149,549 residents fully vaccinated with the second dose, 38.7 percent of its eligible population.
To achieve herd immunity, Muntinlupa intends to immunize at least 385,725 people from its estimated population of 551,036.
Currently, 17136 cases are confirmed in the city, with 1,953 active cases, 14,773 recoveries, and 410 deaths.
The country has recorded 1,776,495 cases of COVID-19 so far as of August 18. The number of active cases is 105,151, the number of recoveries is 1,640,721 and the number of deaths is 30,623.
Muntinlupa and other cities in Metro Manila are under enhanced community quarantine from August 6 to 20 due to an outbreak of the Delta variant.
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