CAR records high risk Ave. Daily Attack Rate, 76% 2-week growth rate
BAGUIO CITY, April 16 (PIA) - - The Department of Health Center for Health and Development Cordillera (DOH-CAR) reiterates anew the need for full cooperation of the public in the fight against COVID - 19 as cases in the region continue to increase with clustering happening inside workplaces, households and within members of same community.
The DOH - CAR April 14 data showed 7,822 new cases were recorded in Cordillera for the past four weeks and based on the Average Daily Attack Rate (ADAR) of 19.68 (per 100,000 population), the region is under high risk epidemic level.
Except for Abra which is under moderate risk, Baguio City and the provinces of Apayao, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga and Mountain Province are all under high risk level.
Based on the 2-Week Growth Rate, DOH- AR data also shows that Cordillera is under moderate risk with 76 percent growth rate from the previous to the past two weeks or an increase of 2,162 cases comparing the 2,868 cases recorded from March 17 - 30 and the 5,022 cases recorded from March 31 to April 13.
Abra and Ifugao are under high risk while Apayao, Baguio City, Benguet and Kalinga are under moderate risk. Mountain Province is under low risk.
In terms of COVID - 19 case summary as of April 14 data of DOH - CAR, there are already 25,048 cases recorded in the region where 3,870 (15.45 %) are active cases, 20,793 (83.01%) recoveries and 379 (1.51%) deaths.
DOH - CAR Assistant Regional Director Dr. Amelita Pangilinan, in a PIA Cordillera- led Kapihan media forum on Thursday, reported that high number of new cases are still recorded in the region. Thus, the constant reminder to everyone to be vigilant and to adhere and strictly practice the minimum public health standards.
"Each one of us has a role to play in this fight against COVID - 19. We cannot win the battle without everyone's cooperation. By simply limiting unnecessary travel, adhering to the minimum public health standards and following quarantine protocol, serve as a large contribution in this endeavor," she stressed.
With the COVID - 19 vaccination program now being implemented, Pangilinan also encouraged everyone to submit themselves for vaccination and take whatever vaccine that is approved by the Food and Drug Administration when their time come, assuring that these are safe, effective and free. (JDP/CCD-PIA CAR)