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Baguio, Benguet hospitals in full capacity as COVID-19 cases surge

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Two government hospitals in Baguio and Benguet can no longer accommodate more for COVID-19 patients following a surge in infections in the locality.

In Benguet, tents were put up at the Benguet General Hospital (BeGH) to give space for new patients being admitted in the wake of surge in CoVID-19 cases leading to full occupancy of CoVID-19 beds at the hospital.

Governor Dr. Melchor D. Diclas coordinated with DSWD for the provision of tents to be set up at the hospital while the Health Cluster of the Provincial IATF plans in response to the surge in number of CoVID-19 patients seeking medical care at BeGH.

Dr. Meliarazon Fianza Dulay, Chief of Hospital at BeGH, said most of the patients are already experiencing moderate, severe, and critical symptoms.

Northern Benguet District Hospital (NBDH) has also reported reaching near full capacity at their CoVID ward.

In Baguio City, The administration of Baguio General Hospital published in their Facebook Page that their COVID facilities are at full capacity and their emergency room is filled with patients waiting for available beds.

Baguio Mayor Benjamin Magalong reported that the city has now 13 Delta cases after seven additional cases were detected by the Philippine Genome Center in the city based on biosurveillance report dated Sept. 5.

Meanwhile, the Cordillera region has recorded 756 new cases of the coronavirus disease on Sunday.

The most infections were recorded in Apayao with 244 new COVID-19 patients, followed by Baguio City with 206 new cases, and Abra province with 138 new patients.

Since August 26, 2021, DOH Cordillera reported that the daily tally of new cases in CAR has exceeded 400+ cases, even surpassing 500+ cases from August 28-30.

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