BE WELL. Dr. Amelita Pangilinan of the Department of Health in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) on Thursday (Oct. 14, 2021) said individuals must take care of themselves to avoid getting infected with the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) and prevent infecting their loved ones as well. The DOH-CAR on Wednesday reported that 2,041 patients recovered from Covid as of Wednesday (Oct. 13, 2021), the highest-single day record of recoveries in the region since the start of the pandemic (Screenshot of DOH-CAR Covid-19 tracker)

BAGUIO CITY – An additional 2,041 patients have recovered from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), its highest single-day recovery tally since the start of the pandemic in 2020.

The latest data from the regional Department of Health (DOH) released late Wednesday showed Baguio City topped the number of new recoveries at 734; followed by Benguet with 554; Ifugao, 358; Mountain Province, 207; Kalinga, 131; Apayao, 54; and Abra, three.

This brought the region's recovery count to 69,959, which translates to an 83.10 percent recovery rate out of a total of 84,184 confirmed infections.

Also logged were 634 new cases, bringing the active case tally to 12,789.

Benguet province recorded the highest number of new active infections with 4,369, followed by Baguio City with 3,492; Abra, 1,888; Mountain Province, 697; Kalinga, 612; Apayao, 452, and Ifugao, 279.

The death toll climbed to 1,423, after eight new fatalities were reported.

Based on consolidated data from October 7 to 13, the region recorded a total of 5,651 recoveries, higher than the total 5,191 infections.

The region's healthcare utilization rate (HCUR) is at an average level of 75.63 percent.

Dr. Amelita Pangilinan, DOH-CAR assistant director, and spokesperson, reminded the public to continue observing the health and safety protocols as the clustering of cases continues in households and workplaces.

“Let us take care of ourselves. We cannot wear the mask for you or wash hands for you, you have to do it so that you can protect yourselves and protect your families from being infected. It is should now be a personal responsibility of everybody to be aware of their welfare so that we can stop the spread of the infection,” she said in a phone interview on Thursday. (PNA)