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Baguio City cases surged to 109

After several weeks of recording a low number of COVID-19 cases in the city. Baguio has now reported today (January 5, 2022) a high number of cases totaling 109. This is the first time that Baguio City has recorded the number of cases in triple digits in a single day compared to the number of daily cases in December of 2021. The City of Baguio also recorded ten (10) recoveries and zero (0) deaths today.

In the national scope, the Department of Health has recorded 10,775 new COVID-19 cases on January 5, 2022. Six hundred five (605) recoveries and fifty-eight deaths (58) were also recorded on the same day.

Baguio City Mayor appeals to residents

Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong, appealed to the residents of Baguio City to use medical-grade quality facemasks instead of cloth facemasks. This is to provide the individual with better protection amid the threats of the Omicron variant. The Mayor also stated that people may opt for double masks using surgical and cloth facemasks.

Baguio City Vaccination efforts

Baguio City residents have heeded the call of the city government to get vaccinated against COVID-19. As of January 4, 2022, the City has already recorded 283,689 individuals with at least one dose of the vaccine or 100.96% of the eligible population of 281,000. Baguio City has also recorded 257,361 individuals who are fully vaccinated or 91.58% of the eligible population of 281,000. On top of that Baguio City has also administered booster doses to 29,858 individuals.

Cause of the Surge

As of today, no information has been provided on the most likely source of the surge of cases as well as the vaccination status of those who were infected. Updates will be provided as soon as information becomes available.

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