Baguio City, Philippines – The City of Baguio is confident that it is prepared for a possible expected slight increase of COVID-19 cases in the coming days.
Mayor Benjamin Magalong, through the Public Information Office - Baguio City on March 13, 2022, said that the increase could be triggered by the peoples’ increased mobility brought about by the shift of the city’s status to Alert Level 1.
“At present we are closely monitoring the mobility graph and we have seen an upward trend, so it follows that the cases will also follow the trend, but we can manage as long as it is within our threshold,” Magalong stated.
The mayor is hopeful that there will be some improvements to maintain the current status of the city.
Meanwhile, City Health Officer, Dr. Rowena Galpo revealed a decrease in the positivity rate of COVID-19 cases in the city from February 27 to March 5, and that the daily case average is only 4 compared to 13 last week.
According to Galpo, the isolation bed capacity also went down to 432 from 938. With said development, Baguio City Community Isolation Unit is currently the only operating isolation unit in the locality.
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