Workers most hit by COVID-19 in region
As employment has resumed in almost all regions in the country, the Department of Health has reported that many of the Covid-19 cases recorded are those in the working group.
In the Cordillera, DOH Regional Director Ruby Constantino reported in a news briefing Aug. 12 that the 20 to 39-year-old age group or the working age group are those that got infected by the SARS-CoV2, the virus that causes Covid-19.
Out of 584 confirmed cases in the region as of Aug. 19, more than 350 belong to the 20 to 39 years old bracket.
Constantino said the rise in cases among the working class is due to transmission in work areas. She reminded especially those who have returned to work to continue being vigilant as there is a danger of transmitting the virus to their close contacts at home.
The DOH has recently reported there is already a clustering of cases in enclosed areas such as homes, banks, and grocery stores.
Health experts reminded the public that even with the lifting of some quarantine protocols, people should continue observing the basic health measures such as going out only for essentials. They also advised to follow the 3Cs advocacy of the World Health Organization – avoid closed spaces, avoid close conversation, and avoid crowded places.
When indoors, continue to wear a mask or make sure that the area is properly ventilated.
When feeling symptoms, immediately seek medical attention and self-isolate as soon as possible.
The DOH also reported there are 15 new recoveries (10 in Baguio, three in Benguet and two in Kalinga), and 11 new cases (two in Abra, three in Baguio City, and six in Kalinga. There are 214 active cases and a total of 360 recoveries, and 10 deaths. – Rimaliza A. Opiña