Noveleta with lowest COVID-19 cases in the 1st District of Cavite
NOVELETA, Cavite Jul 23 (PIA) — The local government here reported that among the municipalities in the 1st District of the province, it has the lowest COVID-19 confirmed cases recorded with 23 as of July 20, 2020.
On the other hand, neighboring towns of Kawit has 31 cases, Rosario with 32, and Cavite City with 34 cases.
Town Mayor Dino Chua attributed this to the vigorous campaign of each barangay that was fully supported by the local government resulting to majority of the barangays (10 out of 16 barangays) remaining COVID free.
Since the outbreak hit Barangay San Rafael June 24, 2020 with 11 cases recorded, the disease had spread to neighboring barangays of San Juan 1 and San Antonio 1 with 4 cases each, San Juan 2 with 2 cases, and Barangays Salcedo and San Rafael with 1 case each.
Mayor Chua said, “The LGU is determined that they can pass this pandemic with the help of every single citizen of Noveleta.”
Out of the 23 COVID patients, six were treated at the Noveleta MedCare Center, the designated COVID-19 center in the town under Municipal Health Officer Dr. Hilda Bucu.
The quarantine center was commended for its clealiness and comfortable facilities including the good medical care and attention provided by the nursing staff.
Meanwhile, since the start of the community quarantine the LGU continuously provided food packs to the families particularly those greatly affected by the lockdown in Barangay San Rafael III.
The Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office distributed free face masks to all the vendors in the public markets for the safety of both the vendors and market goers.
Moreover, the local government had established a program with the Unlad Noveleta network provider for the provision of free WiFi access to all 16 barangays in preparation for the opening of online classes on August 24, 2020.
“Instead of providing school supplies every first day of school, the local government is preparing to provide gadgets to every public school for the online and modular classes,” the mayor stated.
“For our safety, please follow government protocols of proper wearing of face masks, physical distancing, proper hand washing, and avoid crowded places,” concluded Mayor Chua. (Ruel Francisco, PIA-Cavite with reports from Dennis Abrina)