As the COVID-19 cases rise in the province, the members of the Provincial Inter-agency task Force together with the members of the Provincial Health Board monitor the data, and profile of COVID19 cases and the situation of the different hospitals, and infirmaries within the province.

As of September 20, 2021, the nine established Temporary Treatment Monitoring Facilities having two hundred fifty-eight total beds has only thirteen remaining beds un-occupied equivalent to 94.96 Bed Occupancy Rate. These TTMF’s are currently managing 195 mild and asymptomatic COVID19 cases, and 50 Suspects or probable COVID19 cases.

The COVID-19 Ward of Hospitals such as the Holy Trinity Medical Clinic, Kalinga Provincial hospital, San Juan General Hospital, and St. Peter Claver Hospital have zero beds available, while the Almora General Hospital has ten remaining beds available as of today.

Infirmaries, such as Juan M. Duyan memorial District Hospital, Kalinga Gabriella Mija Kim Medical Center, St. Jude’s Multispecialty Hospital Inc., and Wester District Hospital, have zero beds available while the Kalinga District Hospital and Pinukpuk District Hospital has two in each.

The province recorded a total of seven thousand two hundred ten (7,210) cases since June 10, 2020. 6,081 among these cases recovered while 151 succumbed due to the comorbidities of the virus.

From the existing data, the province is again classified to be under High Epidemic Risk Level.

The Provincial Health Board convened today to improve the strategies and approach in response to the surge of CASES and overwhelmed health institutions.

Provincial Governor Engr. Ferdinand B. Tubban and Provincial Legal Officer Atty. Ken Emery Martinez proposed the drafting of a memorandum of agreement between the oxygen tank supplier and the PLGU to facilitate a timely and unhampered supply of needed care for admitted COVID-19 patients to the different district hospitals in the province.

The PLGU Local Finance Committee Chairman George Ban-os also recommends the consolidated list of medical supplies and COVID-19 health care kits such as Rapid Antigen Test kits, Personal Protective Equipment, Oxygen Tanks, and Extractors, etc. that are lacking from all PLGU-managed hospitals.(Courtesy:PLGU-Kalinga)