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21 06, 2022

Slight rise in COVID-19 seen in CAR while Benguet, Ifugao remain below herd immunity

By |2022-06-21T09:41:31+00:00June 21, 2022|Health, News|0 Comments

THE Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) has seen a slight uptick in COVID-19 cases over the past two weeks, the Department of Health - Cordillera (DOH-CAR) revealed. According to Dr. Amelita Pangilinan, DOH-CAR assistant director and spokesperson, there were 31 active COVID-19 cases recorded in the current week across the region, [...]

13 06, 2022

Dengue doubles in Baguio to date

By |2022-06-13T16:33:24+00:00June 13, 2022|Health, News, Top Story|0 Comments

DATA from the City Health Services Office (CHSO) indicates that compared to the same time period last year, the number of dengue fever cases in the city so far in 2022 have doubled. CHSO Department Head Rowena Galpo said that according to the office’s recorded data, some 268 total cases [...]

30 05, 2022

DOH-CAR ramps up vaccination in Benguet, Ifugao for herd immunity

By |2022-05-30T14:40:40+00:00May 30, 2022|Cordillera, Health, News|Comments Off on DOH-CAR ramps up vaccination in Benguet, Ifugao for herd immunity

THE Department of Health-Cordillera (DOH-CAR) on Monday intensified vaccination efforts in the provinces of Benguet and Ifugao in a bid to have the two provinces reach the 70 percent vaccination coverage for herd immunity. The move is in a bid to lower the two provinces’ alert ratings from Level 2 [...]

24 05, 2022

Baguio HSO holds free HIV screening for locals

By |2022-05-24T07:51:33+00:00May 24, 2022|Health, News|Comments Off on Baguio HSO holds free HIV screening for locals

  THE Baguio Health Services Office (HSO) conducted two days of free human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing this week at the Baguio night market. The two days were in alignment with the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial 2022, and took place from nine o’clock in the evening until midnight. “We have [...]

3 05, 2022

Baguio back to Level 1 after 1st Omicron BA.2.12 variant case detected in the city

By |2022-05-03T12:37:00+00:00May 3, 2022|Health, News, Top Story|Comments Off on Baguio back to Level 1 after 1st Omicron BA.2.12 variant case detected in the city

THE first known case of COVID-19 Omicron BA.2.12 variant in the country has been detected in Baguio City, but has yet to spread, the Department of Health (DOH) announced on Wednesday. The lone case of BA.2.12 is a 52-year old woman from Finland who traveled to Baguio to lecture on [...]

3 05, 2022

Dengue almost doubled from previous year

By |2022-05-03T12:35:23+00:00May 3, 2022|Health, News|Comments Off on Dengue almost doubled from previous year

  THE City Epidemiology Surveillance Unit (CESU) under Dr. Donnabel Panes recorded a total of 82 dengue cases in Baguio from January 1 to March 31, 2022, nearly double the past year’s figures for the same period. "This is a 95.23-percent increase compared to the same period in 2021. There [...]

26 04, 2022

City eyes scrapping gov’t triage, transferring to private sector

By |2022-04-26T08:58:16+00:00April 26, 2022|Health, News|Comments Off on City eyes scrapping gov’t triage, transferring to private sector

WITH the decline in COVID-19 and the lowering of risks, the city is planning to transfer triage responsibilities for its registered visitors to the private sector, to the accommodations industry in the city. This was the plan said by Baguio Mayor Benjamin Magalong. “We are now winding down operations. I [...]

26 04, 2022

Cordi nears herd immunity target

By |2022-04-26T08:53:51+00:00April 26, 2022|Health, News, Top Story|Comments Off on Cordi nears herd immunity target

THE Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) is inching towards the 80 percent vaccination rate of its eligible population for herd immunity, according to the Department of Health (DOH). DOH-CAR Assistant Regional Director Dr. Amelita Pangilinan said that the Regional Vaccinations Operations Center showed some 77.23 percent of the eligible population across [...]

26 04, 2022

Zero for a day, COVID hits zero on Tuesday

By |2022-04-26T08:52:36+00:00April 26, 2022|Health, News, Top Story|Comments Off on Zero for a day, COVID hits zero on Tuesday

AFTER a long battle with the COVID-19 pandemic, Baguio City hit zero active cases of the disease last Tuesday.  It was a brief victory, for the next day, there was one case and the next day another. “While short-lived, it brought forth joy because it is the fruit of our [...]

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