Baguio City logged its single day high of 85 new coronavirus disease (Covid -19) cases Monday, January 25.
“It is an all-time high according to Dr. Donabelle Tuberao,” Public Information Office – Baguio head Aileen Refuerzo told the RNG Monday night.
The number broke the 77 new cases logged in October last year when the city recorded its highest number for a month of more than 1,000 cases including hotspots like barangay Slaughter House and Lower Lourdes Subdivision.
There were 585 tests made on Monday or a 15 percent infection rate, the highest so far since March of last year.
But then the number is not indicative of high infection rate since there was a slowdown (in testing) at the Baguio General Medical Hospital “kaya naipon yang test results na yan (so there was a stockpiling of test results),” Refuerzo quoted the city epidemiological and surveillance unit head of the City Health Office as saying.
She added that it was the reason why there few cases the last two days.
Last Sunday, there were 19 new cases, and 31 last Saturday after logging a high of 76 on January 22.
Meanwhile, 45 barangays were cited by the city government Tuesday morning for their efforts to stop spread of the Covid-19.
The barangays, the PIO said, received P20,000 and P10,000 as well as plaques “for their efforts to keep Covid-19 cases down and at bay for the past nine months, within their areas of responsibility.” The program was led by the Special Services Division of the City Mayor’s Office and initiated by mayor Benjamin Magalong in coordination with other government offices and national agencies. The barangays that received P20,000 are Andres Bonifacio, Scout Barrio, Upper Dagsian, Atok Trail, Middle Quezon Hill, Loakan Apugan, Lower Dagsian, Manuel Roxas, Upper Quezon Hill, Middle Quirino Hill, Alfonso Tabora, DPS, Pinsao Pilot Project, Session Road, Upper City Market, ABCR, Country Club Village, Brookspoint, Gibraltar and Kias.
While those that received P10,000 are: Camdas, Camp 7, Fort del Pilar, Magsaysay Private Road, Military Cut-off, Sto. Tomas Proper, West Quirino Hill, Pacdal, Lourdes Proper, San Roque Village, Kabayanihan, Lower Rock Quarry, Middle Rock Quarry, Lourdes Extension, Pucsusan, Upper General Luna, City Camp Central and Brookside.