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COVID-19 cases in Baguio City may have peaked — OCTA Research

/ 01:25 PM January 27, 2022

File photo taken last January 5, 2022 shows tourists savoring the cool breeze and refreshing scenery at Baguio City’s Burnham Park. OCTA Research said COVID-19 cases in the summer capital may have already peaked, but that it will take several more days to confirm the trend. (ALLAN MACATUNO)

MANILA, Philippines — COVID-19 cases in Baguio City may have peaked, but closer monitoring is still needed in the next few days to confirm the trend of infections, independent analytics group OCTA Research said Thursday.

According to OCTA Research fellow Guido David, the reproduction number of the estimated number of new cases from one patient is currently 1.86 in the country’s summer capital.

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“Baguio City new cases may have peaked already. Reproduction number down to 1.86. We need a few days to confirm the trend,” he said over Twitter.

Baguio City was previously classified by OCTA Research as having a “severe outbreak” of COVID-19 cases.  

Baguio currently has 3,285 active COVID-19 cases, according to its public information office.

On Wednesday, the city recorded 371 new cases of COVID-19.

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