DOH reminds public to be wary of rainy day illnesses amid COVID
BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 3 (PIA) – – Aside from the minimum health standards required to protect oneself from COVID – 19, the Department of Health reminds the public to also be wary of rainy day illnesses with the monsoon rains and local thunderstorms that the country is experiencing.
DOH – CAR OIC Regional Director Dr. Amelita Pangilinan, in a media forum here, advises the public to keep themselves warm, boost their immune system, keep themselves hydrated, have a healthy diet with more fruits and vegetables, have enough sleep/rest and manage stress.
Pangilinan outlined that common cold, influenza like illnesses, water borne diseases and Dengue are among the illnesses that people should look out especially very young children, senior citizens, pregnant women and those with medical conditions.
She also reminds the public of the importance of anti – flu shots, anti – pneumonia vaccine and other immunization against vaccine preventable diseases.
For COVID – 19, Pangilinan said the increasing trend in cases may still continue with the intensified contact tracing, more risk – based testing, lifting of travel ban restrictions and easing up on community quarantine. It is important for each and everyone to adhere with the minimum health standards and other infection control and prevention measures set by the local government units to protect ourselves, our families and the community.
Expect more cases though everyone must not panic and continue to cooperate by abiding with the minimum health standards, she said as she assured that the health care system in place is responsive to the new normal set by the COVID pandemic.
As of the 5pm, August 1 data of DOH – CAR, there are 261 confirmed cases recorded in the region where 104 are active, 153 recovered and 4 recorded deaths.
Of the active cases, 4 are from Abra, 3 from Apayao, 45 from Baguio City, 22 from Abra, 9 from Ifugao, 19 from Kalinga and 2 from Mountain Province. (JDP/CCD-PIA CAR)