New daily COVID infections in Ilocos Norte breach 150

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Ilocos Norte recorded more than 150 new and active cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, January 11, nearly doubling its previous highest single-day tally recorded on January 8.

According to the provincial data, of the new 153 cases logged, at least 39 had been traced to Batac City, followed by Laoag City (33), and the towns of Vintar (15), Sarrat (9), Bacarra (8), Badoc (8), Nueva Era (7), and Banna (6).

Its capital, Laoag City has been tagged as “red zone” after it logged majority of the cases all in all.

The provincial government also reported that its average daily attack rate on Tuesday was 4.05 per 100,000 population, up from 2.26 on Sunday, January 9.

The Department of Health in Region 1 also reported that at least 24 healthcare workers in Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital in Batac City had been isolated as of Jan. 11, after they contracted the disease.

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