Baguio City has a new record high of new confirmed COVID-19 infections in a day.
Basing it on the monitoring data of the Baguio City Health Services Offuce (HSO), the new cases as of 5:00 PM Saturday reached 411.
The City also has seven Covid-related deaths on Saturday.
The number surpassed the 289 cases logged last September 11, 2021.
Baguio has now 21,309 confirmed cases with 2, 965 active cases. The total number of recoveries is 17,919. The total number of Covid-related deaths meanwhile is 425.
According to Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong, the high tally was caused by “dumping of results” after test results accummulated at the molecular laboratory due to the volume of specimens being processed daily.
More than 2,000 tests are now being conducted daily as a result of the surge in cases. Because of the Delta variant, the city made it mandatory to swab all contact contacts. Aggressive community testing is also contineously being done.