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Active cases fall below 1,000; more patients dying, nears September total

DOWNTREND. The city may have registered more recoveries now bringing the total active cases to a three digit figure from an all-time high of nearly 5,000 early this month. But the number of deaths is at its highest with nearly 6 person dying daily and a 22 day total of 128, when the September surge saw 101 dying on the same period and nearing the 148 single month total of said month. NCO / PIO Baguio

A low double digit new cases for the second straight day, the fourth this month and the 12th straight day when recovery topped new Covid-19 cases, saw the active cases drop to the pre-September surge which is a fifth of the record high 4,686 logged on October 4.

Active cases dramatically dropped to 922 after 220 Covid-19 recoveries on Friday against new cases of 81, slightly higher than the 77, the lowest since the 43 in August 24.

However, the City Health Office logged eight more deaths on Friday to bring the total for the month at 128, 20 short of the September high of 148.

With the total, the city logs at least six deaths a day, topping the five daily last month. The 22 day total last month was 101.

After relatively lows of two and four on Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 deaths were logged Thursday, equaling the 10 logged on October 12, with the highest at 13 October 5. The 13 beat the previous high of 12 charted on September 15.

Since the start of the month, the CHO logged deaths everyday with the lowest at one on October 11, when the city charted its first double digit new cases for this month of 88, 37 days since the city tallied its last double digit total new cases of 96.

Baguio logged normally six or seven deaths a day. It had six deaths on October 1, 2 and 10 and seven on October 6, 17 and 18. And low of two on October 3, 14 and 19.

Starting October 11, recoveries outpace new cases with 297 recovered patients on said date. With a record of 860 recoveries on October 14, followed by 837 the next day, total recoveries for the month stands now at 7,4322 or a daily recovery of nearly 338 a day.

New cases now average 188 a day with 4,139 cases logged since October 1.

Meanwhile, the city through the CHO has put on the gas on its vaccination efforts with 174,262 residents that have already been fully vaxxed, while some 239,600 have already availed of their first dose.

The city is targeting 281,000 residents to be jabbed to achieve herd immunity.

Mayor Benjamin Magalong said that they are now targeting 100 percent of said number.

The city has also started jabbing A6 priority group, even as it started accepting registrations for 17 year old and younger residents.

Magalong has likewise started aggressive vaccination efforts for workers from the LISTT (La Trinidad, Itogon, Sablan, Tuba, Tublay) areas.

“With vaccines readily available, we could also accommodate their families later. Tulungan natin sila, after all we belong to the same community,” Magalong said.

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