Covid cases in Baguio, Davao surge

CASES of coronavirus surged in the cities of Baguio and Davao in November, a report by OCTA Research Group said.

The report dated November 16 said the two cities have become “hotspots of serious concern” because of the significant spike of cases that, if not contained, may cause “high hospital burden in the coming weeks that may overwhelm their medical frontliners,”

Data logged from November 8-14 showed that Davao City registered an average of 104 cases per day, down from the 113 average new cases per day from November 1-7, with an attack rate of 5.9 percent.

Baguio City, on the other hand, had an average of 44 cases per day from November 8-14, slightly up from the 40 cases per day from November 1-7, with an attack rate of 11.2 percent.

Hospital capacities in Davao City and Baguio City are above 80 percent.

The other areas of concern cited by OCTA were Makati City, La Trinidad and Itogon in Benguet, Batangas City, Lucena City, and Lopez, Quezon, and Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur.

Meanwhile, the situation in Metro Manila continues to improve, with an average of 422 cases per day from November 8-14, down from 506 recorded in November 1-7.

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