THE Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) is riding a downward trend of COVID-19 incidence in its jurisdiction, the Department of Health revealed on Wednesday.
In a report during the joint Regional Inter-Agency Agency Task Force (RIATF)-Regional Task Force (RTF) COVID meeting, DOH-CAR Assistant Regional Director Dr. Amelita Pangilinan said that the downward trend started after April 3 ended its two-week spike of cases.
During the spike from March 21 to April 3, case incidence across the region hit as high as 700 in a single day.
In contrast, as of the most recent reported data on June 8, only 64 cases were logged over the course of the entire day regionwide.
Overall, CAR has logged a total of 37,230 cases since the pandemic started in 2020.
With the downtrend of COVID-19 cases, the region’s healthcare utilization rate or occupancy of its facilities has also been tagged as under low-risk status at 49.8 percent utilization.
However, Pangilinan reminded locals and visitors alike to continue to observe health and safety protocols, saying that only through strict observance of health and safety protocols can a person be protected from being infected with Covid-19, and vaccination to avoid getting severe infection.
“We are keeping our fingers crossed. We advise our residents to be more vigilant, to be vaccinated when their turn comes,” Pangilinan said in a message over social media.