June 17, 2024

The Cordillera has recorded its highest daily tally of Covid-19 on Jan. 14 at 315 cases, based on the records of the Department of Health.
This has brought to 9,391 the total number of Covid-19 cases in the region since March 2019, of which 1,093 are active or are currently admitted in hospitals or isolation facilities and 130 have died.
Mountain Province, which has been one of the provinces that consistently recorded the least number of cases, noted the highest number of positive cases at 84 on Jan. 14.
The cases in Mountain Province are traced from Bontoc with 57, Sabangan with 15, Sagada with five, Sadanga with four, and Bauko and Paracelis, one each.
Sixty-four of the 84 cases in the province are close contacts of previous cases, based on the Provincial Health Office daily case bulletin. The new cases brought to 285 the total number of cases in Mountain Province of which 152 are active.
In Baguio City, 74 new cases were reported on Jan. 14; Kalinga, 69; Benguet, 64; Ifugao, 17; Abra, six; and Apayao, one case. The region recorded 8,165 individuals who recovered from the infection.
Baguio remains to have the highest number of Covid-19-related deaths with 81, followed by Benguet with 42. Abra and Kalinga each recorded two deaths while Apayao, Ifugao, and Mountain Province recorded one each.
Following the detection of the UK variant of the Covid-19 in the country last week, the DOH has called on the public to continue practicing the minimum health standards against the spread of the infection, which are wearing of face mask and shield, frequent hand washing, practicing social distancing, avoiding enclosed spaces, and limiting interaction with others to 15 minutes.
The DOH has also urged local government units to be extra vigilant and ensure strict implementation of quarantine and isolation protocols.
The UK variant of the Covid-19 is said to be 70 percent more contagious. It was detected in a male patient from the National Capital Region who arrived in the country from the United Arab Emirates on Jan. 7. – Jane B. Cadalig