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Area of concern: DOH puts Apayao under ‘high risk’ list for COVID

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The Department of Health identified the province of Apayao as a high risk location for COVID-19.

Dr. Amelita Pangilinan, assistant regional director of DOH-CAR, said that the province have been closely monitoring the area’s average daily attack rate (ADAR) and 2-week growth rate as well as the daily log of new cases recorded.

From July 15 to 28, Apayao has recorded 344 COVID-19 cases, an increase of 138 from 206 cases it logged from July 1 to 14, figures from DOH show.

Meanwhile, DOH-CAR has placed Abra, Kalinga, and Baguio City at “moderate risk” given the latest data gathered from the first half of July. According to the agency, cases in Baguio City decreased to 630 in the past 2 weeks but its ADAR was at 12 percent. It had 792 coronavirus cases from July 1 to 14.

Abra and Kalinga, on the other hand, both reported growth in cases with 2 and 75 new infections, respectively.

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