No new Covid-19 cases in Benguet

BAGUIO. Employees of the City Buildings And Architectures Office (CBAO) lay improvements at the Sto. Niño Hospital. The function hall of the hospital is set to be used as an isolation room for Covid-19 cases. (Photo by Jean Nicole Cortes)

BENGUET is hoping to flatten the epidemic curve noting no new coronavirus disease (Covid–19) recorded in the province since March 30.

Based on the Department of Health (DOH) update in the Cordillera, there were three confirmed Covid–19 cases in Benguet, six-year-old and 34–year–old females, and 40–year–old male.

According to the health department, the two females are now in stable condition.

Dr. Nora Ruiz, Benguet Provincial Health Officer on Monday, April 6, said the six–year–old has clinically recovered and has undergone repeat testing awaiting results.

“The 34–year-old is in stable condition admitted at the Benguet General Hospital. A repeat test was taken with negative result. Another repeat test is done but no result yet,” she added.

For the third case, the 40– year–old male from La Trinidad who works in Baguio City, he was sent to help at the new Clark City quarantine facility and upon return was quarantined in Baguio and suffered diarrhea.

His laboratory test result tuned out positive for Covid–19 and was admitted at Baguio General Hospital.

On March 30, Benguet’s capital town of La Trinidad was placed for a two-day extreme enhanced community quarantine after two residents tested positive of Covid-19.

As of April 5, there are a total of 1,838 persons under monitoring (PUM) and 623 patients under investigation (PUIs) in the province.

Governor Melchor Diclas disclosed as of Monday, there are 28 PUIs admitted at the Benguet General Hospital.

He said not all the PUIs can be admitted as there are those who are in home quarantine.

The Benguet official advised constituents to maintain social distancing, practice proper hand washing, and to wear a face mask to avoid contracting the disease.

“For the people of Benguet, let us not underestimate Covid-19. It is deadly as seen around the globe. Let us protect ourselves especially those going out to practice precautionary measures,” Diclas said.


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