The Department of Health Cordillera Regional Office (DOH – CAR) in its regular COVID – 19 update, reported that those who have recovered are a 37-year old man from Abra, 61 and 70 year-old women from Baguio City and a 6-year-old girl from Benguet.
Based on 5pm, April 2 data of DOH-CAR, there are 18 positive confirmed cases in the region with 14 admitted in health facilities. 10 are from Baguio City and two each from the provinces of Abra and Benguet.
There are 845Persons Under Investigations in Cordillera, wherein 39 are admitted in health facilities, 291 under home quarantine and 515 were already discharged.
There are also 10 deaths among PUIs, nine of them tested negative while one has a pending laboratory confirmatory test from the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM).
Meanwhile, DOH – CAR OIC Regional Director Dr. Amelita Pangilinan in an online media briefing shared the good news that the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center is already accredited by the RITM to conduct COVID - 19 confirmatory testing. It is now conducting an average of 80 to 100 confirmatory test per day.
There is ample supply of COVID – 19 testing kits with the arrival of 5,000 more units but she clarified that priorities for testing are those PUIs with moderate to severe symptoms and the health care workers that are taking care of COVID – 19 patients and other COVID - related health care services.
She also affirmed that DOH – CAR still has stock of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) for health workers and distribution to health facilities is being prioritized to those that have COVID – 19 positive cases and urgency of the need based on their monitoring.
Pangilinan expressed gratitude to the many donors that are also providing PPEs to health workers and other front liners, as providing them protective equipment is the least we can do to repay for their hard work and dedication to help fight COVID – 19.