CALOOCAN CITY, Feb. 8 (PIA) -- Health Secretary Francisco Duque III commended over the weekend the Navotas City Government for its "success" in responding against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Duque noted in his speech that, "Navotas City is worth acknowledging and recognizing because of its success in its COVID-19 pandemic response."
Duque and Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, among other members of the COVID-19 Vaccine Coordinated Operations to Defeat Epidemic (CODE) Team, visited the Navotas Polytechnic College to inspect the city’s cold room and vaccination center.
Duque said the city has 2 percent positivity rate, 3.4 percent lower than the national positivity rate. It also logged the lowest case fatality rate at 1.7 percent, compared to the 2 percent national fatality rate.
The health secretary also mentioned that the city recorded 1.53 percent average daily attack rate for the last two weeks, -17.5 percent two-week growth rate, and zero healthcare utilization rate.
"The numbers will reveal for themselves and reflect the effectiveness, the commitment, the dedication of all of the city government of Navotas in leading its people towards an absolutely effective response to COVID-19 pandemic," he said.
"We see the fruits of your collective labor. This is a model worth emulating by other NCR [National Capital Region] cities," he added.