Baguio Covid situation vastly improves

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Baguio City’s control and management of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) is vastly improving with recovery rate reaching 93.56 percent, the highest recorded so far.

Based on Feb. 10 data of the City Health Services Office, Baguio has total confirmed Covid-19 cases of 5,199 where 4,864 (93.56 percent) already recovered; 237 (4.55 percent) are active cases and 98 (1.88 percent) died.

City Health Officer Dr. Rowena Galpo affirmed that the Covid–19 situation in Baguio is getting much better wherein from the Average Daily Attack Rte (ADAR) of 11.1 (per 100,000 population) from January 1 to 23, it improved to 4.6 from January 24 to February 7.

For the 2-Week Growth Rate (2WGR) during the same period, new confirmed cases in the city went down by 59 percent or from 584 in January 10 to 23, to 239 during the period January 24 to February 7.

For the Critical Care Utilization Rate, Galpo said that occupancy of Covid-19 beds of the hospitals in Baguio is down to 58 percent while utilization rate for temporary treatment and isolation facilities is currently at 28 percent.

With the Covid-19 situation getting better for Baguio, Galpo reiterates the city government’s call for the cooperation of its resident in strictly complying with the minimum health standards and safety protocols as the city prepares for its Covid-19 vaccination roll out.

Galpo said the government is on track with the vaccination action plan, and a Vaccination Task Force and Operation Center is already in place.

She also said that trainings for the vaccination rollout were already conducted and the city government is now into the master listing of the first priority population – health care workers – for the vaccination.

Mayor Benjamin Magalong is hands on and in the lead of all the vaccination preparations and on its roll out, and  he wants that all preparations for the pre-vaccination be done by the third week of February, Galpo said.

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