Another month of GCQ for Cordillera as Covid cases nears 20,000 mark

VACCINATION IN ABRA. Provincial Health Office personnel conducting vaccination efforts in Abra. Provincial Government of Abra photo

With Covid-19 cases about to reach the 20,000 mark, the whole Cordillera region will be under general enhanced community quarantine for another month is to start tomorrow, April 1.

President Rodrigo Duterte has declared the Cordillera region as well as the neighboring provinces of Isabela, Cagayan and Nueva Vizcaya in Region 2 under GCQ until April 30.

The 10 local government units from the two regions will join Batangas for Luzon as well as Tacloban in Visayas and Iligan, Davao City and Lanao del Sur in Mindanao under such lockdown.

Baguio has experienced a surge in the past five days with the most at 114 on Sunday and low of 51 for a total of 341 or a daily average of 68.

The same period, however, saw 496 recovered patients or at least 100 persons a day.

The sad news is that seven have died including a five day old baby, with the oldest at 85 for a daily average of 1.4 deaths. The total death in Baguio is 126

Total Covid – 19 cases now stand at 7,425 with 6,753 or a 90.85 recovery rate.

On Tuesday, the Baguio Health Department recorded 63 new cases to bring the active cases to 546.

Department of Health – Cordillera record on the other hand showed 70 cases for Baguio for a total of 7,434 which is 37.8 percent of the 19,669 confirmed cases in the region.

Mountain Province had the second most cases on Tuesday with 47 and 2,489 total confirmed cases, the fourth highest with Benguet at second with 5,738 after 43 on Tuesday and Kalinga with 2,674 after tallying 17 on the same day.

Apayao had two on Tuesday for a total of 481, while Ifugao logged a single case and 605 total. Abra had zero case and the region’s lowest number of 248 despite its top two elected officials testing positive the past two weeks.

Gov. Jocelyn Bernos has completed her 16 day isolation and is awaiting confirmatory tests, while Rep. Joseph Bernos was tested positive last March 26 and has since then undergone isolation.

Bernos has also signed Executive Order MR-03 in adherence to Inter-Agency Task Force Resolution No. 107-A declaring the province under GCQ.

Again, the governor reminded Abrenos to comply with the minimum health protocols to stop spread of the virus and the use of the pink pass to access all basic commodities and essential services.



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