outbrain
Close  

Children among 26 new infections in Baguio; 7th death recorded

/ 08:31 PM August 15, 2020
Baguio

FILE PHOTO: Baguio City. VINCENT CABREZA

BAGUIO CITY — Seven children, including a year-old toddler, were among 26 new patients infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), which were all confirmed on Saturday, setting an unwelcome record for the summer capital.

Saturday also brought Baguio its seventh fatality — a 67-year-old man living along Kennon Road who had other ailments.

ADVERTISEMENT

The total number of COVID-19 patients in the city has soared to 242, 108 of them active cases. The city information office said 22 of the new cases were individuals who were exposed to other patients.

Aside from the 1-year-old boy, doctors have been treating a 2-year-old boy, two 4-year-old boys, and boys aged 9, 11, 12 years old. The list also includes a 17-year old girl.

FEATURED STORIES

Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center has shutdown its maternity ward, and its oncology, radiation and neuroscience units for disinfection, apparently due to the latest spike in transmission. It is the primary facility that detects and treats COVID-19 patients.

To address the escalating infections, the Department of Health has certified the Teachers Camp and the Santo Niño Medical Center as temporary community isolation units with expanded bed capacities. VINCENT CABREZA

CFC
Read Next
EDITORS' PICK
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS:
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.