Baguio City’s Covid-19 numbers improve significantly

Baguio City’s Covid-19 numbers improve significantly

Baguio City’s Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) numbers have significantly improved since the Delta variant-driven wave ended in the middle of October.

City Health Officer Dr. Rowena Galpo in her report to the Management Committee led by Mayor Benjamin Magalong said during week Nov. 14-20, the daily new active case average has gone down to 15 while daily death average dropped to 2 and recoveries to 28.

The city’s daily average of new cases went up to as high as 280 while the daily death average soared to 13 at the height of the surge in September.

Galpo said the two-week growth rate (TWGR) also decreased to -72 percent for Nov. 6-20 from -52 percent for Oct. 23-Nov. 5.

The average daily attack rate (ADAR) also dropped to 3.3 per 100,000 population from 6.1 per 100,000 population. 

The positivity rate in the last two weeks is now less than 5 percent or 3.5 percent even while the city was able to maintain its testing capacity at 520 tests daily in the past week.

Hospital care and isolation unit utilization rates had also considerably gone down to low risk status.

The city health team reminded the public, including those fully vaccinated, to continue to abide by the health protocols to sustain the decline and avoid lapsing into another wave. – Aileen P. Refuerzo