BAGUIO CITY – Thirty-nine persons, including 10 minors, were reported to have tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) here on Saturday, September 26.
Of the 39 new COVID-19 cases, 34 had exposure to infected persons, including the 10 minors, who reportedly got the coronavirus from their parents or relatives.
The minors were aged seven weeks to 17 years old.
There were also six senior citizens among the new COVID-19 cases.
Mayor Benjamin Magalong said all COVID-19 containment systems remain in effect to contend with the spike in the number of cases as a result of sustained aggressive contact tracing and expanded testing activities.
He said cases surged in the past week due to a number of clustering incidents, and the conduct of an expanded testing program, which benefitted more than 2,000 individuals from the different high risk sectors.
Magalong also recommend the continued imposition of the “hammer and dance” strategy to stem the surging tide of infection.
Lockdowns in areas where infections were recorded were imposed by the city and health protocols stringently enforced in a bid to prevent the spread of the disease.
“We will subscribe to the ‘hammer and dance’ principle in dealing with the virus. Hammer means we will apply the necessary restrictions when cases increase, and dance, we will start opening up again when the surge lets up.
This is going to be our cycle as we strive to live with the virus and adapt to the new normal way of life,” Magalong added.