Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez presided the meeting of the city local health board on Oct.22 on the current situation on COVID-19 in the city, among others.

TACLOBAN CITY- The Local Health Board of this city convened on Thursday, October 22, chaired by Mayor Alfred S. Romualdez, to discuss the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) situation of the city and possible strategies to continue the delivery and uptake of immunization services amid the pandemic.
With the nine additional cases logged last night, acting City Health Officer Dr. Gloria Fabrigas reported Thursday morning that Tacloban City has a total of 878 confirmed cases with 63 active cases and 15 deaths.
Of the total number of COVID-19 cases presented during the third quarter meeting, it was revealed that Sagkahan District has the most number of infections with 232, followed by San Jose District with 145; Abucay, 136, CHO Main with 126, V&G with 124; Diit, 64 and New Kawayan, 42 cases.
With that, Mayor Romualdez reiterated the call to follow the minimum health standards such as the wearing of face mask and face shield and practicing physical distancing and flatten the curve by staying at home, going out only when necessary, and avoiding social gathering, as this has been found out to be one of the causes of the spread and rise of COVID-19 in the past few months.
Meantime, highlighted also was the discussion on how to strategize the conduct of catch-up immunization drives amongst children 0-23 months per district to hit the 95 percent (5684) target this year.
The meeting, held at the City Mayor’s Boardroom, was attended by Executive Assistant Christian De Dios and representatives from the Tacloban City Rescue Unit and Department of Health.