By JOENALD MEDINA RAYOS
SOUND incident management and readiness help local government units (LGUs) to counter the pandemic even with less assistance from the national government.
The recovery rates of patients in heavily infected communities clearly speaker prove the readiness among LGUs and their respective epidemiology and surveillance units and close coordination of their CoVid-19 task force that resulted to the immediate recovery of their patients.
Against the wall of the surge of cases when economy gradually opens, Batangas City has recorded a very high recovery rate at 71.91% as of August 30, Sunday, the highest recovery rate among Batangas province’s four (4) component cities. A total of 402 patients out of the 559 confirmed cases have recovered. This capital city still have 135 active cases and 22 deaths.
Lipa City has recorded 53.09% (223 out of 420 cases); while the cities of Sto. Tomas and Tanauan are tailing at 33.86% (107 out of 316 cases) and 32.36% (122 out of 377 cases), respectively.
Meanwhile, for the component cities with 100 confirmed cases or more, the town of Calaca, first class municipality with 158 cases, has the highest recovery rate at 74.05%.
The town of San Pascual (117 cases) has 63.24% recovery rate; while Bauan with 101 cases is a very closed 3rd with 61.38 recovery rate. Nasugbu town with 128 cases has 57.03% recovery rate; while only 20.38% (21 patients) have recovered in Talisay’s 103 confirmed cases, and Malvar with 168 cases have a very low recovery at 18.45%.
The foregoing data are based on an independent monitoring by the BALIKAS News, a day-to-day monitoring of confirmed cases reported by all component cities and municipalities of Batangas province as of 6:00 o’clock in the evening.
Said independent monitoring also revealed that the province of Batangas has 51.02% recoveries, a slightly higher than the 42.89% recovery based on the 3,127 cases reported by the Provincial Office of the Department of Health (PDOHO) as of 3:00 o’clock in the afternoon of the same day. The country has 72.4% recovery rate as of August 30, the DOH report said.| – BNN