Mayor Crisostomo Garbo in a meeting with the implementers of the Mabalacat City Covid-19 Response Integrated System led by the Dr. Jose Antonio Rivera. Contributed photo
MABALACAT CITY – More recoveries and less active cases were recorded in most days of the month just past here, generating high hopes for an “unfettered” Christmas celebration.
The Mabalacat City Covid-19 Response Integrated System (CRIS) reported that 294 cases were logged as September ended, a “remarkable decrease” from August’s total of 629 cases.
A “considerable decline” was also noted in daily active cases from a range of 40 to 60 infections in first fortnight of September to an average of 22 in the last half of the month.
The highest single-day recoveries in the city were also recorded in September: 87 on Sept. 3, 97 on Sept. 4, 92 on Sept. 23, and 75 on Sept. 27.
The positive trend in the Covid-19 situation in the city came in the wake of the warning advisory of the World Health Organization on Aug. 31 that the highly-transmissible Delta variant has become the dominant Covid-19 variant in the Philippines.
Amid the bettering Covid-19 situation in the city, Mayor Crisostomo Garbo has not let up in appealing to his constituents not to be complacent and continue to religiously observe the minimum health standards prescribed by the national government. He also urged the citizenry to get vaccinated.
“Ang inyo pong lokal na pamahalaan ay patuloy pong magtatrabaho ng higit pa upang lahat tayo ay makapagdiwang ng mas maayos na Kapaskuhan ngayong taon. Ingatan po ninyo ang inyong kalusugan at ang inyong mga kapamilya,” said Garbo.
Assuring his constituents: “Tuluy-tuloy rin po ang ating mga programa kontra Covid-19 mula sa prevention at information dissemination, testing at diagnostics, contact tracing at isolation, maging sa vaccination at reintegration ng ating mga kabalen sa komunidad.”
Garbo, who finished a medical degree, formed the city’s compendium of vaccination programs for healthcare workers, senior citizens, persons with comorbidities, OFWs, economic frontliners (BPOs, small-medium scale businesses, and tourism), transportation sector, and the general public.
Just recently, the mayor ordered the vaccination of inmates from Mabalacat who are detained at the Angeles City District Jail.
These pandemic initiatives were cited by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) during the agency’s Appreciation Program for Frontline Government Workers last September 27, 2021.
As of posting, more than 210,000 Mabalaqueños have already been inoculated against the dreaded disease.