CL COVID-19 recoveries now more than 23K

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CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – Central Luzon logged 12 new recoveries, bringing the total number of recovered cases to 23,813.  Latest regional case bulletin of the Department of Health-Central Luzon Health Development (DOH-CLHD) reported that 83 percent of the total 28,709 individuals who tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in the region have recovered. 

The DOH-CLHD also reported there are currently 3,852 active cases or 13.4 percent of the total number of patients. Of the total, 2,158 are mild cases, 1,581 are asymptomatic, 30 are moderate, 67 are severe, and 16 in critical condition. On the other hand, the DOH-CLHD said the total number of those who succumbed to Covid-19 in the region is 1,044, which is 3.6 percent of the total caseload. 

As of Feb. 13, there are 63 new cases reported in the region. Bulacan has the highest number of new cases with 20; followed by Angeles City with 14; Pampanga with 10; Zambales with six; Tarlac with five; and Nueva Ecija with one. Meanwhile, the province of Aurora and Olongapo City have zero new Covid-19 cases. 

The DOH-CLHD said 87 out of the 107-bed capacity dedicated to patients with Covid-19 in the region are available. Also available for Covid-19 patients’ use are 890 out of 1,106 isolation beds, 435 out of 496 ward beds, and 66 out of 76 ventilators. 

The DOH-CLHD reminded the public not to be complacent while there is no available vaccine yet, and strictly observe the minimum health standards. DOH-Region 3 director Cesar Cassion earlier said wearing face masks, frequent washing of hands, observing physical distancing, staying at home, and foregoing non-essential travels are still important to keep everyone safe and protected from Covid-19. “We have to continue doing our civic duty to save our fellow Filipinos from this unseen enemy.

Let us follow our local leaders, always observe the recommended minimum health standards, and get information from credible sources. Together, let us end this crisis and start living a healthy lifestyle,” Cassion said in a statement. (PNA)