Davao City has overtaken Quezon City as the area in the country with the highest average of new COVID-19 cases for the first week of June.
According to the report released by the OCTA Research Group, the city has an average of 213 new cases compared to 207 in Quezon City, which always tops the list.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said it is not fair to compare Davao to Quezon City because the situation of the 2 cities is different. He said many go to Davao City for checkups.
“Hindi rin po maaalis iyong katotohanan na dahil ang Southern Philippine Medical Center caters to everyone in Southern Philippines, iyong mga datos ng mga COVID-19 cases include cases from the neighboring areas,” said Roque.
Areas in the province that have experienced high numbers today will also be remembered as loose community quarantine status areas.
“Nakikita natin talagang nagkakaroon ng shift sa epicenter. On a micro-level naman, talagang hindi pwedeng maging kampante whether GCQ or MGCQ kasi ang bilis mangyari ng surge and it can happen anytime at once na magsimula ‘yan, sobrang bilis,” said Guido.
Davao City ‘led’ in average of new COVID-19 cases in first week of June
If there is any good news so far, it is the continuing decline of cases in NCR.
In 3 months, this is the first time that the average daily cases in NCR have dropped to 1,000.
But it should also be understood that the 980 cases in NCR are still higher than the case before the surge. So it is also not good if the case in the region remains at this level.
“So hindi tayo puwedeng mag-plateau sa level na ito. Kailangan makita natin ang sustained decrease at mapababa pa natin to pre-surge levels,” said Guido.
Meanwhile, authorities arrested 2,148 people for violating the first day of modified enhanced community quarantine in Davao City.
According to the Davao City Police, the highest number of people arrested without wearing a face shield was 822.