Issue of November 15, 2020
     
NEWS
Abra
Benguet
Ifugao
Kalinga
 
OPINION
 
 
Other Links:
4,198 avail of BCDA mass testing in Baguio, Benguet
by PIO release

More than 4,000 individuals in the city and Benguet availed of the three-day mass testing sponsored by the Bases Conversion and Development Authority last week.

City Health Officer Rowena Galpo said of the 4,198 individuals from the city, La Trinidad, Itogon, and Tuba who availed of the free test, 176 tested positive of the Covid-19, representing 4.43 percent positivity rate, which is lower than the five percent threshold imposed by the World Health Organization.

Based on the data obtained from the City Health Services Office, 1,142 individuals from Baguio were tested, of which 18 or 1.57 percent tested positive.

In La Trinidad, 1,187 individuals were tested of which 21 or 1.77 percent tested positive of the virus; 915 in Itogon with 100 or 10.93 percent who tested positive; 752 in Tuba with 37 or 4.92 percent having tested positive.

Galpo reported there were no confirmed Covid-19 cases among the 117 individuals tested at the Philippine Military Academy and from the 85 employees of the Bureau of Fire Protection.

BCDA and subsidiary John Hay Management Corp. has been conducting a series of free mass testing for Covid-19 in the BLISTT and Kapangan in the past months that contributed in improving the current testing capacity of these areas.

Galpo said 70,177 Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests were performed in the city alone aside from the 7,500 antigen tests conducted that brought the city’s testing capacity at 20.98 percent.

Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center conducted 57,555 RT-PCR tests while Parkway, a private testing laboratory, conducted 6,332 tests and BCDA performed 6,290 tests.

Galpo said the city’s positivity rate from Aug. 1 to present is 5.6 percent while the city’s positivity rate in October increased to six percent with a range of zero to 13 percent since the start of the pandemic.

The Department of Health earlier identified Baguio City to pilot test the antigen before it will be included as one of the government’s screening and detection tools in areas that do not have sufficient supply of RT-PCR kits and for other sectors identified in the guidelines.


Your Ad Here


HEALTH
Tabuk records 1st COVID death

DOH issues directives on conduct of antigen testing

Increase in symptomatic COVID-19 cases observed

‘Plans to stop vaccine trial must be studied’

Early consultation vs COVID-19 reiterated


Philippine National Police – Police Regional Office – CAR
R.A Gapuz Review Center

Baguio Central University
Baguio Country Club
Benguet Electric Cooperative Inc.
Congressman Mark Go
Data Center of the Philippines of Baguio City, Inc.
Department of Health – CAR
Kings’ College of the Philippines
Mayor Benjamin B. Magalong
Pines City Colleges
Sangguniang Panlungsod
SiTEL
SM City Baguio
Social Security System
Veterans Bank

Albergo Hotel and Residences
Baguio Center Mall
Baguio Water District
C & Triple A Supermart
Congressman Nestor B. Fongwan
Curamed Pharmacy
Department of Agriculture – CAR
Department of Environment and Natural Resources – CAR
Ganza & Solibao Restaurants
GMS Technology
Governor Melchor D. Diclas
John Hay Management Corporation
Mayor Romeo K. Salda
MMS Development Training Center Corporatino
Mother Earth Deli Basket
Philipppine Science High School
Regional Development Council – CAR
Sutherland
Home | About Us | Editorial Policy | Contact Us  
News | Opinion | Snapshots | Week's Mail | Obituaries  
Copyright © 2007-2015. All Rights Reserved. baguiomidlandcourier.com.ph