BAGUIO CITY – The Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) active coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases breached the 6,000-mark after 733 new infections were reported on Friday.
The Department of Health (DOH)-CAR reported the region has 6,089 active cases with 670 from Abra; 1,092 from Apayao; 1,922 from Baguio City; 1,169 from Benguet; 367 from Ifugao; 663 from Kalinga; and 206 from Mountain Province.
Aside from the 733 new Covid-19 cases, the region also recorded 185 recoveries on the same day.
The spike in cases in the region was noted after reports of several patients found to be infected with the Covid-19 Delta variant, which is more highly transmissible.
As of September 5, the DOH-CAR has recorded 25 Delta variant cases in the region. The last eight cases were recorded on Aug. 28.
On Aug. 10, the region’s active cases were only 1,374 which doubled in more than 15 days with a total of 2,860 active cases on Aug. 26.
The number of active cases has placed the region’s health care utilization rate (HCUR) at critical risk with an average of 90.83 percent.
Based on the DOH data, of the 6,089 active cases, 2,652 are asymptomatic; 3,115 with mild symptoms; 186 are moderate; six severe; 44 critical, and 86 are for verification.
Dr. Amelita Pangilinan, assistant regional director of the DOH-CAR and the spokesperson of the agency, on Saturday reiterated her call for the public to strictly observe the minimum public health standards and to get the Covid-19 jab.
She advised the residents to stay home and to continue observing the safety precautions even in their homes with clustering of cases being recorded among family and household members. (PNA)