Another COVID-19 fatality,32 new cases posted in Baguio City

Published October 26, 2020, 12:58 PM

by Zaldy Comanda

BAGUIO CITY – The city’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) situation on Saturday, October 25, recorded another fatality, 32 new cases and a record-high of 50 recoveries.

The City Health Service Office (CHSO) said the death of an 80-year-old male, who passed away on the night of October 24, was due to acute respiratory failure, community acquired pneumonia, high risk. He was swabbed postmortem.

Of the new patients, 27 were discovered due to contact tracing,one was symptomatic, and two were tested as part of medical or travel requirement.

There were eight minors aged four months old to 13 years old among the the new cases.

As of October 25, the city has a total of 1,895 confirmed cases, 554 active, 1,316 recoveries and 25 deaths.

The CHSO advised the public not to panic due to news reports that Baguio was already considered as among the high-risk areas for COVID-19 in the country.

Instead, people must continue protecting themselves and others by strictly adhering to the minimum health standards, CHSO said.

The agency explained that the increase in cases in Baguio City was due to the effective contact tracing that was expanded outside the household of confirmed cases, as well as the continuing expanded risk–based testing being implemented.