Mayor Palangdan: 9.7% positivity rate for Itogon ‘alarmingly high’


Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan on December 21 said that the town’s positivity rate for the coronavirus disease (COVID19) is still “alarmingly high” at 9.7%.

This after the Benguet politiko said Itogon recorded 59 new cases between December 16 to 21.

Palangdan said the new cases were all close contacts of previously confirmed cases.

Itogon now has 94 total active cases.

But Palangdan said the spike in new cases was expected after the municipal government conducted an “aggressive community testing.”

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