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Baguio City documents highest infection in children during Delta and Omicron surge

Baguio City, Philippines ─ The City of Baguio recorded the highest number of Covid-19 cases among children ages 5 to 11 during the surge of Delta and Omicron variant cases in the city, this was revealed by a data from the City Health Services Office and UP Baguio.

In a report by Baguio City Public Information Office, a total of 1,795 confirmed Covid-19 cases were under the 5-11 age bracket from March 2020 to February 8, 2022.

Based on the data released, 498 cases were detected in September 2021, a month when there was a surge of Delta cases in Baguio City. This number was followed by the 318 confirmed cases on January 22 during the surge of Omicron.

City Health Services Officer, Dr. Rowena Galpo, explained that Covid-19 infection among children, despite the restriction of their movement in this pandemic, cannot be avoided because of workplace to home transmission.

In the entire Philippines, the Department of Health earlier revealed that 3.49% of the 3.1 million Covid-19 cases documented in the country from March 2020 to January 2022 are children ages 5-11 years old. This is equivalent to 110,609 cases.

Meanwhile, the country launched the vaccination of the said age group against Covid-19 on February 7, 2022. After a week, the vaccination started in Baguio City with 272 minors receiving their dose on the first day.



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