Bulacan registers highest single-day new COVID-19 cases

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CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan – The province of Bulacan has registered its highest single-day new cases for COVID-19 on Friday at 123.

The record high single-day increase of cases for the viral disease in Bulacan was reported as President Rodrigo Roa Duterte announced that the province was placed under general quarantine status for the viral disease beginning August 1-15.

As these developed, Bulacan Gov. Daniel Fernando signed on Friday night Executive Order No. 26 series of 2020 implementing the Inter-Agency Task Force Omnibus Guidelines for the Enforcement of a general community quarantine (GCQ) in Bulacan from August 1-15 this year.

On the other hand, Guiguinto Mayor Ambrocio “Boy” Cruz who is also the president of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines-Bulacan, said “Moving from modified general community quarantine  to genera communityl quarantine [status] will not affect so much the economy of Bulacan but certainly to move [back] to enhanced community quarantine would be disastrous to our economy so all mayors should be working hard to stop the increase of covid cases by implementing contact tracing and isolation to prevent the spread [of the disease].”

The provincial public health office of Bulacan reported that of the 123 cases. 97 were fresh and 26 were late cases that were reported while nine patients have recovered and one has died.

These bring the total confirmed cases in Bulacan at 1,386 with 912 under active status, 426 have recovered and 48 deaths.

Three localities in the Bulacan have reached three digit number of cases with the highest reported in San Jose del Monte at 285 followed by Malolos at 133 and Marilao  with 130 or 39.5 percent of the total cases of the province while the rest of the towns and Meycauayan City registered double digit number cases from six to 93 cases with Donya Remedios Trinidad town registering the least number of cases and Meycauayan the highest. (RONDA BALITA Online) 

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