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Increasing Covid cases attributed to breach in health protocols

BREACH in health protocol and increased mobility of the community are among the primary reasons why the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) continue to increase the number of coronavirus infection, with the highest recorded on April 3.

Dr. Amelita Pangilinan, Department of Health (DOH)-CAR assistant regional director and spokesperson, said that based on the daily cases of Covid-19 from March 29 to April 3, the average number of cases has breached 400 cases.

The highest was recorded on April 3 with 719.

“The average is 419 cases per day and four deaths a day. We are actually having the surge, which is why we are asking the people in the region to limit their mobility or the none essential travel, so not go out of your homes because one reason here is an individual gets the virus outside and brings it inside the their homes and infect their household members or vice versa,” Pangilinan said.

Majority of the active Covid-19 cases were listed as mild condition, numbering 1,789. Asymptotic cases were recorded at 1,576 cases with 207 moderate, 13 severe, one critical, while 47 cases were still undergoing verification.

Cordillera has been identified under moderate risk in its epidemic risk level for the two week growth rate change, while its average daily attack rate (ADAR) was listed at 15.50.

DOH-CAR will soon release the data whether it will have a significant increase or decrease in its number of Covid-19 cases after the region was placed under General Community Quarantine (GCQ).

“We will see the effects because this will last until 14 days because this will still undergo incubation, if we will start the count on April 1, we will know if there will be an increase toward April 15,” Panilinan added.


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