Cordillera saw its total active cases jump to 26 with 45 recoveries and one death.
In Baguio, a taxi driver tested positive for the virus bringing the total cases to 37. The case is the first from the transport sector as massive testing started last June 9 for all drivers who are now required to undergo testing as they are in contact with other people.
Some 400 drivers are tested every day and serves as a requirement that will allow a driver to ply his route.
Baguio Mayor Benjamin Magalong identified the patient as a 60-year-old resident of Honeymoon- Holy Ghost Extension village.
He also had placed said village under lockdown to start contact tracing.
Benguet has 10 recoveries for a total of 21, the most after Baguio in the region.
Abra saw one new case Friday, its third within the week for a total of six cases since March. Three of them have already recovered.
Apayao reported two new cases today to bring its total to three. Ifugao and Kalinga have three and two cases, respectively.
Meanwhile, city information office chief Aileen Refuerzo said two of Baguio's Covid survivors -- Bernard Agbuya, 25, a person deprived of liberty at the Baguio city jail; and Ailen Doria, 28-- were supposed to go out of the hospital as the country celebrates 122nd Independence day.
But Dr. Donnabel Tubera, city epidemiology and surveillance unit chief, said the send-off from the hospital was reset to Saturday, June 13. (PNA)
By Pigeon Lobien