Iloilo City may retain its quarantine status or it may elevate to a stricter category following its reclassification by the Department of Health as high-risk area for coronavirus disease (COVID)-19.
Mayor Jerry P. Treñas said the city’s cases are still going up per report of the City Health Office as of July 12, 2021.
“We can’t be complacent yet. I have been saying time and again that COVID-19 is still here, and we really have to follow the health protocols, and get vaccinated. We are doing everything we can to improve our situation,” he said.
Iloilo City’s Two-Week Growth Rate
Based on the city’s data, the two-week growth rate (“TWGR”) showed an 8.5 percent change. It places the metro at moderate risk.
The average daily attack rate (“ADAR”) or number of cases per 100,000 population was at high risk. It was 20.1 percent from June 28 to July 11. While it was 18.6 percent from June 14 to June 27.
At high risk, too, is the healthcare utilization rate or HCUR (wards, ICU, and isolation beds and mechanical ventilators utilization) at almost 80 percent.
“Per community quarantine decision framework of DOH, Iloilo City is at a high risk classification for COVID-19 given our TWGR, ADAR and HUCR,” Iloilo City COVID-19 focal person, Dr. Roland Jay Fortuna said.
Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine is the city’s current quarantine classification
Total cases from July 1 to 12 is at 1,157, with 709 registered in the last seven days. Most of the cases are local transmission reaching almost 74 percent of the total.
There was a 24 percent decrease in daily case average from July 1 to 12, 2021 with 96 cases. It was 127 during the same period in June this year.
Iloilo City has 1,491 active cases as of July 12 with 335 deaths, and 10,223 recoveries since last year.