8-day old baby among 8 new COVID-19 cases in Baguio

April 25, 2020

BAGUIO City -- Aside from the four health workers earlier announced by City Mayor Benjamin B. Magalong yesterday, the city listed four more Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases.

Magalong said the four are health workers in the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC).

Two are doctors, one is a nurse and the other one is a hospital clerk.

They are from Woodsgate Subd. Camp 7, Sto. Tomas Proper and from BGH Compound barangays.

All patients are confined at the BGHMC and are stable.

For containment, the mayor said he will order the lockdown of the subject barangays and subdivision.

Magalong said apart from the four BGHMC workers, the city listed four more--two Overseas Filipino Workers both from USA and residents of Dominican barangay and La Trinidad, Benguet; an employees of the Baguio Country Club and an eight-day old baby now at the Pines City Doctors Hospital.

The mayor said appropriate measures are being undertaken on medical interventions, contract tracing, quarantine and disinfection to contain the further transmission of the virus.

BGHMC Medical Chief Dr. Ricardo Ruñez said they have started all necessary measures to trace all contacts and are preparing their hospital staff for testing.

"We will start disinfecting wards, have advised to temporarily stop admissions and communicating with other hospitals for this matter. We will continue with the triage," Ruñez told the mayor.