Hard work pays off! Toby Tiangco lauds frontliners as Navotas records biggest drop in COVID-19 cases


Navotas Mayor Toby Tiangco expressed gratitude to medical frontliners for their hard work as the city recorded the highest percentage decrease in new COVID-19 cases per day among all local government units in Metro Manila.

Navotas posted a -76% plunge in the average daily attack rate (ADAR), according to OCTA Research Group. From the peak of 137, the city’s daily cases plummeted to 33.

The statistics released by the OCTA Research Group was based on the 7-day average from April 25 to May 1 compared with the peak 7-day average of the LGUs.

Navotas logged 1,456 active cases on April 5, the highest number for this year. As of May 2, the city recorded 428 active cases, 331 deaths, and 9,752 recoveries.

“We attribute this milestone to the hard work of all our frontliners as well as the aggressive contact tracing, testing, isolation, treatment and monitoring of our patients–from the time they become close contacts to the time we receive their test results or they complete their isolation period,” Tiangco said.

The mayor said the drop in the new COVID-19 cases can also be attributed to the implementation of the quarantine-band system, which penalized violators of health protocols.