Baguio City, Benguet record 4 more deaths due to COVID-19

Published January 11, 2021, 10:08 AM

by Zaldy Comanda

BAGUIO CITY – Four more deaths due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were recorded in the country’s Summer Capital and in the towns of La Trinidad and Tuba in Benguet on Sunday.

The city now has a total of 13 deaths in the past 10 days, bringing the total to 78 deaths (1.88%) since March.

The City Health Service Office reported 30 new cases and 47 recoveries.

The fatalities in Baguio City are a 49-year-old female and a 64-year-old male due to COVID19 complications.

The Benguet Provincial Health Office said a 41-year-old female from La Trinidad and a 62-year-old female from Tuba were the two latest fatalities, bringing the total number of deaths in the province to 41.

The province now has a total of 312 active cases, with 28 new cases and 3,094 recoveries on Sunday.

Benguet Gov. Melchor Diclas said traveling to and out of the province is still restricted following the marked increase in the number of COVID-19 cases. A travel authority and medical certificate are still required.

Last January 4, the Mayors of Baguio, La Trinidad, Sablan, Tuba, and Tublay (BLISTT) issued a joint advisory for the re-imposition of border restrictions for the third time to limit the entry to BLISTT areas to travels for work/official business and access to essential good and services from January 10 to 24, 2021 to mitigate any surge in COVID-19 cases.