Baguio City fully vaccinated more than 70% of its eligible population
Owing to its relentless drive to convince residents in Baguio City to have themselves vaccinated from COVID-19. The City of Baguio was able to fully vaccinate 77.17% of its eligible population. On top of that, 92.52% of the eligible population also got their first dose of the vaccine.
Covid-19 Cases reached the lowest since February
For the past few days, Baguio City has also observed a steady decline in the number of new recorded COVID-19 cases. Just yesterday (November 11, 2021), the latest number of recorded cases was only 10 compared to hundreds of cases recorded daily in September and October.
Relentless Vaccination Campaign
Baguio City also started to vaccinate those classified under the pediatric population, specifically those in the 12-17 years of age. This is after the Philippines launched a nationwide vaccination for minors last November 3, 2021. The City of Pines also started administering booster shots to health workers in conjunction with a nationwide launch last November 17, 2021.
Hospital Critical Utilization Rate Dropped
As a result of the decline in the number of COVID-19 cases in Baguio City. Both public and private hospitals reported a decline in the use of critical care units. It was reported that the hospital critical unit utilization rate dropped to 59.2% from 63% in the previous week. In addition, the City health services office also recorded a drop in the utilization of isolation units in the City. The rate of utilization of isolation units dropped from 23.7% from last week to 16.3% this week.
More good news
Following the drop in cases and the approval of the IATF recommendation, the use of face shields is now voluntary in areas under alert levels 3, 2, and 1. While Baguio City is under Alert level 3 until November 30, 2021. The City Government, in their advisory still strongly encourages the use of face shields in high-risk areas and medical facilities.
While there is an increase in the number of vaccinated individuals in the City and a steady decline of new cases of COVID-19, it is not a reason to be complacent. Proper hand washing, wearing of face mask, and physical distancing should still be regularly practiced.