The month of March started promising enough as the SARS-COV-2 confirmed cases went.
The city, thus far, had kept the numbers at single digits, and the National Inter-Agency Task Force has placed the city on extended Modified General Community Quarantine – one step closer to the New Normal – and officials delivering news that the vaccine is out and ready to be distributed.
And then came the double digits.
The month started with seven new cases, the highest in the first half of the month. The first 15 days also marked six days without cases (4 March, 6 March, 8 March, 9 March, 10 March, 13 March). It registered all in all 17 cases, or an average of about two cases a day.
It started with two cases (16 March), and then spiked to 25 cases by the next day. It continued to 12 cases on 18 March, then down again to single digits in two days.
By 24 March, it had not gone down to the single digits.
In fact during the last eight days, the cases had not gone down to the double digits.
For the second half of the month, March registered 229 cases, or an average of 14 cases.