MANILA — Taguig City's Safe City Task Force has said a recent "surge" in cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 in the city were already "contained" in localized quarantine areas, attributing the rise in infections to massive testing.
"The rise in COVID-19 cases in Taguig City are attributed to the massive testing done in the construction site in Fort Bonifacio and several areas in Lower Bicutan which were recently placed under localized quarantine," read the statement.
"COVID-19-positive patients have been isolated and are now closely monitored in government facilities. Rest assured that the local government is on top of the situation," it said.
As of July 8, the city has recorded a total 1,420 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 186 recoveries and 23 fatalities, the local government said.
This includes 327 from a construction site in Barangay Fort Bonifacio who tested positive for the virus.
The city government called on the public to "continue practicing the health and safety protocols set by the national and local governments."
The Philippines now has over 50,000 coronavirus cases.