AS BAGUIO City continues to record zero cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the last eight days, the Department of Health in the Cordillera Administrative Region (DOH-CAR) remains on guard but hopeful that no positive cases will ensue.
Dr. Amelita Pangilinan, DOH–CAR director said, that although Baguio City had the highest number of cases in the region, the eighth day of zero registry should not be a reason for the Cordillera to be complacent.
“For the regional Covid–19 update, we now have a total of 19 positive cases with one death confirmed by the RITM (Research Institute for Tropical Medicine) who was the positive-presumptive and who passed away March 19. Of the 19 cases, 12 are admitted,” Pangilinan said.
Cordillera is now listed to have a 5.26 case mortality rate with a recovery rate of 31.57 percent or with almost one-third of those who got sick getting CAR a clean bill of health.
“Our fear here is the cases at the National Capital Region. The cases are still not going down with them having increased cases on a daily basis including deaths so not unless the NCR will have a decrease in the number of cases, we can be confident that we are flattening the transmission curve. It’s the same for Baguio City because we still have to wait for at least two weeks to see if we really do not have any more Covid cases. The challenge here is that when they lift the lockdown, the mass testing should have been done,” Pangilinan stated.