July 23, 2024

TABUK CITY, Kalinga – The City Health Office has advised the public not to be complacent, even if cases in the city has been minimal.

The city has reported zero Covid-19 case from Sept. 18-28.

City Health Officer Henrietta Bagayao, during a press conference on Sept. 28, warned of a possible outbreak with the continuous influx of locally stranded individuals (LSIs) and Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROFs) as well as high number of people applying for travel passes every day.

As of Sept. 28, there were 139 total confirmed cases in this city with 134 recoveries and five active cases. Of the 139 confirmed cases, nine were ROFs and 22 LSIs. The rest were close contacts of LSIs while others were cases of local transmission.

Bagayao said the local government unit’s five-pillar strategy, a functional health system in place plus continuing public-private partnership response plan are achieving significant results in the city’s management of its Covid-19 cases.

Tabuk is the only local government unit in the region to have a temporary treatment and monitoring facility accredited by the Department of Health and the PhilHealth. A physician was hired to solely take charge of the Covid-19 triage process at the facility. – Peter A. Balocnit