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29 11, 2021

Baguio sees vaccine oversupply

By |2021-11-29T15:11:35+00:00November 29, 2021|Health, News|0 Comments

BAGUIO City is now mulling over various options for the disposition of vaccines after seeing an oversupply of the COVID-19 jabs acquired by the local government. Baguio, currently sitting on a 91 percent first-dose coverage in terms of vaccinating its eligible population, and 43 percent in its eligible pediatric population, [...]

29 11, 2021

Council pushes mandatory swabbing for Baguio’s jailed individuals

By |2021-11-29T15:10:36+00:00November 29, 2021|Health, News|0 Comments

THE Baguio City Council has approved on first reading an ordinance that would mandate COVID-19 reverse transcriptase - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) swab tests for persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) entering or leaving Baguio’s male and female city jail dormitories. The ordinance would be in compliance with existing health and [...]

29 11, 2021

Baguio hits minimum coverage for herd immunity

By |2021-11-29T15:01:01+00:00November 29, 2021|Health, News|0 Comments

  THE city of Baguio has finally breached the 70 percent COVID-19 full vaccination coverage set as the minimum to achieve herd immunity, according to the City Health Services Office (CHSO). As of Wednesday, November 17, Baguio City has logged 75.8 percent of its eligible adult population being fully vaccinated [...]

29 11, 2021

Hospitals gain reprieve as utilization rate sinks to low risk

By |2021-11-29T14:59:46+00:00November 29, 2021|Health, News|0 Comments

FOR the first time in months, Baguio City’s healthcare utilization rate (HCUR) or overall occupancy and usage of hospitals and other healthcare facilities has dropped enough to be classified as low risk. According to City Health Officer Dr. Rowena Galpo, the city’s current healthcare utilization rate has dropped below 60 [...]

29 11, 2021

Baguio joins 700 COVID Club

By |2021-11-29T14:23:02+00:00November 29, 2021|Health, News, Top Story|0 Comments

ON November 17, Baguio joined the dreaded 700 Club, meaning the city has now 700 COVID-19 related deaths since March 2020. This could be a depressing statistic, but that means that more than halfway through November, the city has only logged 35 deaths. It means that Baguio has finally stopped [...]

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