Nakataas ang red alert status sa Cagayan Valley dahil nagbabanta si ‘Karding’ sa Northern Luzon

pagasa-sept-24-2022-930am-620x448LUNGSOD NG ILAGAN, Isabela — Nagtaas ng red alert status ang tanggapan ng civil defense sa Cagayan Valley noong Sabado, Setyembre 24, habang inaasahang tatama ang Tropical Storm “Karding” (international name: Noru) sa Northern Luzon at magla-landfall sa Divilacan, Isabela noong Linggo, Setyembre 25.

Sinimulan ang pre-disaster assessment habang pinalakas ang information drive hinggil sa inaasahang 200-cubic-meter-per-second na paglabas ng tubig sa Magat Dam simula alas-12 ng tanghali ng Sabado.

Ginawa rin ang prepositioning ng response asset at food pack.

Ipinatupad din ang patakarang no sail-no fishing, at itinaas ang liquor ban sa buong rehiyon.

Ang reservoir ng Magat dam ay naka-peg sa 187.74 meters above sea level, 410.96 cubic meters per second inflow, at 493.06 cubic meters per second outflow.

Kaninang 5 a.m., Sabado, sinabi ng state weather bureau sa isang bulletin na bahagyang tumindi si Karding habang kumikilos pakanluran Timog-kanluran sa bilis na 15 km/h.

Huling namataan ang bagyo sa layong 795 km Silangan ng Tuguegarao City, Cagayan. Mayroon itong “maximum sustained winds na 85 km/h malapit sa gitna, pagbugsong hanggang 105 km/h, at central pressure na 994 hPa,” sabi ng bulletin.

Ang Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 1 ay itinaas sa Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, ang katimugang bahagi ng mainland Cagayan (Peñablanca, Tuguegarao City, Iguig, Solana, Tuao, Enrile), Kalinga, Mountain Province, Ifugao, Aurora, at ang northern and eastern portions of Nueva Ecija (Carranglan, Pantabangan, Gabaldon, Bongabon, Laur, Rizal, San Jose City, Lupao, Llanera, General Mamerto Natividad, Palayan City, General Tinio).

WUHAN, CHINA - JANUARY 17:  WUHAN, CHINA - JANUARY 17: (CHINA OUT) Medical staff transfer patients to Jin Yintan hospital on January 17, 2020 in Wuhan, Hubei, China. Local authorities have confirmed that a second person in the city has died of a pneumonia-like virus since the outbreak started in December. (Photo by Getty Images)

WATCH: 1st COVID-19 case recorded in Cagayan Valley Region

TUGUEGARAO CITY – The Department of Health (DOH)-Cagayan Valley Center for Health Development (CVCHD) confirmed Sunday Cagayan Valley Region’s first coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) positive patient.

In its statement released on Saturday evening, DOH-DCHD confirmed that a 44-year-old Filipino, identified only as PH275, tested positive for COVID-19 after her laboratory results was confirmed by the Research Institute of Tropical Medicine (RITM).

Family of PH275, Tuguegarao’s first COVID-19 patient is now on strict home quarantine.

The DOH-CVCHD, however, assured the public that all necessary containment measures were being implemented to prevent local transmission of the virus.

The confirmed case arrived in Tuguegarao who came fromMetro Manila then to Tuguegarao City on March 11.

The patient first sought consultation at a local health facility due to coughs, and was immediately isolated on March 14. He was transferred and admitted for isolation and testing to a referral hospital last March 14, 2020. He is currently in stable condition.

It said the DOH was closely coordinating the concerned local government unit (LGU), and the hospital where the patient was admitted for concerted actions on identifying persons who could have had interaction with the confirmed case, strengthening infection prevention and control protocols and for further developments arising from this health event.

The Contact Tracing Team of the Department of Health DCHD is already in close coordination with the LGU concerned. Persons who will be identified to have close interaction with the confirmed case will be interviewed and assessed for proper management.

DOH 2 Regional Director Dr. Leticia T. Cabrera said she was requesting those who will be identified as close contacts to the confirmed case to fully cooperate and provide necessary information for proper management and facilitation.

“Being personally responsible in order to control COVID-19 is an essential action in this challenging situation.” she said,

Cabrera said they assured the public that the DOH was on top of the situation as they have activated an Incident Command System and deployed Rapid Response Team for appropriate management, including increased infection control, case management, and containment to prevent the spread of the virus.

“We urge the public to stay calm and remain vigilant at all times. Let us continue to practice proper handwashing, social distancing, and cough etiquette. We also appeal to everyone to refrain from sharing unverified information and obtain information only from verified sources such as the Department of Health official website and social media accounts. Let us continue doing our part in containing the disease,” she said.

As of this writing, the region has already recorded 117 PUIs and 454 PUMs in Region 02, says DOH Region 02 Officials.

DOH 2 confirms no case of coronavirus in Cagayan Valley

DOH 2 confirms no case of coronavirus in Cagayan Valley

DOH 2 confirms no case of coronavirus in Cagayan Valley

No cases of acute pneumonia, caused by a novel corona virus had been reported in Cagayan Valley Region, according to the Department of Health (Region 2).

In a two-page statement issued by the department today, Regional Director Rio Magpantay said the issue has been confirmed and investigated by the Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (RESU) upon receiving the information that a Chinese national is allegedly positive for the virus and confined at St. Anthony Hospital in Santa Ana town.

“The alleged patient is no longer a person under investigation and therefore, no case of the 2019 nCov exist in our jurisdiction,” Magpantay said.

Magpantay urged the public not to spread false and unverified information about nCov especially information that confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus are being kept under wraps in some hospitals in the country.

The department said that the circulating SMS is mere speculations. Instead of spreading false information, Magpantay urged the public to focus on helping each other boost our defenses against the virus and to practice preventive measures against it.

According to the WHO, cases of acute pneumonia caused by the new virus were reported in Wuhan City of China’s Hubei Province. As of late Sunday, 198 cases in total had been reported in Wuhan, including three deaths. Two other cases have been detected in Thailand and Japan with health authorities in both countries saying the patients had visited Wuhan prior to their hospitalization.

The new corona virus strain has caused alarm because of its connection to the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), which killed nearly 650 people across mainland China and Hong Kong in 2002-03.