Growth in Covid positivity rate observed in Baguio

CITY OF BAGUIO: As the Christmas season is in full swing, the summer capital continues to be under low risk status (Tier 1) in terms of Covid-19 infections despite the city’s growth rate peaking in two weeks less 2% to 44% of cases.

At the regular meeting of the Local Officials Management Committee on November 8, 2022, led by Mayor Benjamin Magalong, City Health Officer Rowena Galpo said the city’s Covid-19 positivity rate over the past last two weeks had also fallen from 8.34% to 18.57%, while its weekly infection rate rose slightly from 1.15% to 1.62%.

Galpo also said that the city’s average daily attack rate over the same period increased from 3.2/100,000 to 4.6/100,000 while average tests (reverse transcriptase chain reaction -polymerase) performed in the past two weeks increased from 136 to 108.

The city’s hospital critical utilization rate increased from 12.93% to 19.79% (75/379), while isolation facility bed occupancy remained constant at 5.6 % (15/267).

As of November 5, Omicron remains the dominant Covid-19 variant of concern in the city, causing 70% of infections, Galpo said.

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It is followed by the Delta variant at 17%; Alpha, 9%; and Beta, 4%, she added.

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