As of November 14, the City of Mati has a total of 114 confirmed cases of which 108 have recovered, 3 died, and 3 are active.

In a graph prepared by the Mati Incident Management Team, it shows the following:

1. LSI/ ROF account for a big percentage of our confirmed cases. (61% LSI/ 12% ROF)

2. Exposure to confirmed cases (18%) means we have had local transmissions in the past months with one incident of clustering of cases. With prompt contact tracing however, the Mati IMT was able to cut transmission.

3. No history of exposure and no travel history accounts for a small percentage (4%), this group could be local transmissions as well.

On the age group and gender of those infected, data shows thay more females have been infected by COVID-19.

Data shows that 20-40 year old of the population are those commonly infected. This could be attributed maybe to increased mobility.

Health authorities said though that in general all age groups are vulnerable to the virus. Thus there is the need to protect all especially the very old and very young.

Data also shows that there are more asymptomatic confirmed cases than symptomatics.

Both symptomatics and asymptomatic can however transmit the virus if not isolated early.

The Mati IMT issued the following recommendations to better address Covid-19 infection in the city:

1. Enhance existing surveillance system in incoming travellers

2. Sustain and strengthen current Contact Tracing Team and BHERTs cooperation especially in the barangays

3. Maintain current Border Control setup

“We recommend that the public should comply with the minimum health standards, since asymptomatic spreaders may not know they have the disease until they are tested,” said Mati IMT head Dr. Ben Hur Catbagan Jr.

He added that the Milagrosa Alternate Care Site, barangay isolation units, and other quarantine facilities in the city are still holding up and no surges reported yet. (CIO MATI)