Benguet suffers severe COVID-19 outbreak
A research group’s data shows that Benguet is suffering from a severe outbreak of COVID-19 infections. According to the OCTA Research group, Benguet is the top province outside the National Capital Region (NCR) with the most COVID-19 conditions. Benguet records a 101.48 high daily average attack rate and 86% weeklong growth . Benguet, along with three Cordillera provinces
, currently saw an outbreak in COVID-19 infections—with the latter three under Alert Level 4. Due to this, a “no vax, no entry” was implemented in Mountain Province as part of their Alert Level 4 guidelines and health protocols
Field hospitals reopen in Laoag for COVID patients.
Laoag City government reopened field hospitals to accommodate more cases of COVID-19 in the area due to the outbreak. The site is at the Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center, wherein primary treatments will be accommodated . As of January 21, there are 13 patients currently confined at the temporary facilities on the fifth floor of the eastern ward. In total, the whole hospital has 181 beds dedicated to COVID-19 patients.
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