CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan — The Provincial Health Office (PHO) has recorded fourteen new coronavirus disease (Covid-19) patients, bringing the total number of recovered COVID- 19 positive patients to 476.
Records from the Provincial Health Office of Bulacan as of 4 p.m. Monday showed that out of the total 1,525 confirmed Covid-19 cases, 999 are on active status with 288 symptomatic and 711 asymptomatic cases
PHO also confirmed that as of Monday afternoon 26 new patients were confirmed positive of the dreaded coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) and one fatality bringing the total number of death to 50.
According to Dra. Joy Gomez, PHO chief, the 26 new patients of coronavirus coming from the City of San Jose del Monte with 8 new cases, Malolos with 7 cases, Balagtas, San Ildefonso, and Santa Maria with 2 cases each and Bustos, Guiguinto, Hagonoy, San Miguel, and San Rafael with 1 case each.
Three localities in the Bulacan have reached the three-digit number of cases with the highest reported in San Jose del Monte at 357 followed by Malolos at 171, Marilao with 167 and Meycauayan with 104 cases while the rest of the towns registered double-digit number cases from 11 to 81 cases with Donya Remedios Trinidad town registering the least number of cases with only 7 positive patients.
On the other hand, Gov. Daniel Fernando on Monday released his official statement regarding the re-implementation of Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) in the Province of Bulacan from August 4-18, 2020.
“Ang ating buhay at kabuhayan ay nakadugtong sa Metro Manila (epicenter ng virus) kung saan ang karamihan ng ating mga mamayan ay labas-masok sa kanilang paghahanapbuhay, dagdag pa rito ang ating mga kababayan mula sa Norte na ang lalawigan ng Bulacan ay siyang gateway papasok at palabas ng National Capital Region,” the governor said.
Fernando added Bulacan has recorded high cases in Covid-19 since were transferred to GCQ and MGCQ. Despite the recorded increase in active cases, the number of confirmed cases in the province remains lower than in other provinces.
“The government aims to solve this problem as soon as possible by re-calibration and re-strategizing. In this situation, I call on us to work with our government to slow the spread of disease, alleviate the burden of our health care system and save the lives of our countrymen,” the governor added. (RONDA BALITA Online)