DOH-CAR confirms 12 Delta cases, reminds BIDA Solusyon Plus
BAGUIO CITY(PIA) – – The Department of Health–Cordillera (DOH–CAR) confirmed the detection of 12 Coronavirus disease Delta variant cases in the region as it reminds the public anew that strict adherence to the minimum public health standards and safety protocols plus being vaccinated remains the best protection against COVID–19.
DOH–CAR reported that as of August 31, there are 12 Delta variant cases confirmed in the region of which three are from Apayao, five from Baguio City and four from Benguet.
Of the 12 cases, 11 have already fully recovered while one (from Benguet) died.
There are also three Returning Overseas Filipinos- two from Abra and one from Baguio City- who were confirmed positive of the Delta variant, but DO –CAR clarified that they are recorded in the ROF database of the Epidemiology Bureau and shall not be considered as local cases for the region.
On the Delta variant and other COVID–19 variants of concern, DOH–CAR Assistant Regional Director Dr. Amelita Pangilinan reiterated that the health department’s advocacy on BIDA Solusyon Plus is still the best defense.
The “BIDA” means – Bawal ang walang face mask/face shield; I – sanitize ang mga kamay; Dumistansya ng isang metro o higit pa; A – Alamin ang tamang impormasyon; and the “Plus” calls for support for the FDA – approved COVID–19 vaccines.
The public is also reminded to avoid unnecessary travels and to adhere to protocols set by the local authorities.
“With your cooperation, we will be able to control the further spread of the Delta variant and eventually, we will win our fight against COVID–19,” Pangilinan said.
As of the August 30 data of DOH–CAR, there are 51,393 COVID–19 cases recorded in the region where 3,909 (7.61 percent) are active cases, 46,547 (90.57 %) recoveries and 926 (1.80%) deaths.
Meanwhile, Pangilinan in the Regional Vaccination Operations Center (RVOC) meeting today reiterated the importance of bringing the vaccination program to the vulnerable groups especially the senior citizens.
Let us continue to work on achieving our vaccination targets, especially with the most at risk population, and hoping that with the continuous allocation of vaccines in the region, we can reach 80 percent or more of our target senior citizens at the soonest possible time, she added.** JDP/CCD-PIA CAR