According to the latest Baguio City COVID-19 monitoring report released by the Public Information Office of the City of Baguio, there are 227 new cases added, 19 have recovered and one fatality was also recorded.
The PIO added that this is the city’s highest number since March of 2020. However, it was also mentioned in their report that the number of cases included results from March 29 to April 2, 2021.
While we accept the data presented as valid, this latest report did create more questions in the minds of some residents. One such question is if the cases were combined from March 29 to April 2, then did it include the previous cases reported from March 29 – April 1? The City of Baguio has been releasing daily updates of new cases, recoveries, and fatalities.
Another question that emanated from this report is if indeed the data is valid and it was from March 29 to April 2, 2021, how did this 5 days data become the highest recorded number of cases since March 2020 compared to the daily number of cases reported?
Finally, are the 19 recoveries and one fatality also from March 29 to April 2?
Details of the cases were also not indicated in their post but were said that such would follow.
We reached out to the Public Information Office to seek clarification, however, we haven’t received any response as of the publication of this post. This post will however be updated once PIO-Baguio releases more details.
The Total Number in Baguio City
The 227 new cases bring the total number of Active cases in Baguio City to 878. While the number of recoveries is now at 6,808 and fatalities to 130.
Total number of Cases in the Philippines
Today, according to the Department of Health, the Philippines has recorded 15,310 new cases. This total number included 3709 that were confirmed last March 31, 2021, but were not added on the said date and were added to the total for today April 2, 2021.
One thing is certain
To minimize the risk of contracting COVID-19, residents should strictly follow the basic health protocols like proper wearing of facemask, face shield, and observing regular handwashing and disinfection.
Data Source: PIO-Baguio