COVID-19

Pangasinan records 11 new coronavirus cases in 9 LGUs

Rappler
Pangasinan records 11 new coronavirus cases in 9 LGUs

SWAB TEST. A frontliner conducts a swab test on a Pangasinan resident on June 23, 2020.

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Of the new cases, 3 have a history of travel to Metro Manila, while two came from abroad

Pangasinan recorded 11 new COVID-19 cases spread across 9 cities and towns on Tuesday, July  21.

Dagupan City and Asingan each had two new cases, while San Carlos City, San Quintin, Sta Barbara, San Nicolas, Binalonan, San Fabian, and Bautista recorded one new case each. The latest numbers raised the total number of cases to 162.

Of the new cases, 3 have a history of travel to Metro Manila, while two came from abroad – Italy and London.

The Pangasinan Provincial Health Office (PHO) also confirmed one new death in the province,  a 69-year-old man from Labrador town who was confined at the Pangasinan Provincial Hospital in San Carlos City.  He had no recorded travel history.

With the new death, a total of 10 people have died of COVID-19 in the province.

With the recovery of 7 more COVID-19 patients on Tuesday, the total number of recoveries in the province is now at 588.

Also on Tuesday,  Pangasinan Governor Amado Espino III released Executive Order 0059-2020, setting the supplemental guidelines for the extended modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) beginning July 16.

Under the EO, people who are required to stay at home are those below the age of 21 and those who are at least 60, pregnant women, and those with comorbidity and immunodeficiency, and other health risks.

Curfew is still imposed from 8 pm to 5 am.

Tourist destinations and hotels, can operate at 50% maximum capacity, while barber shops, restaurants, and eateries can operate at 75% capacity.

Pangasinan has a population of nearly 3 million.

The Philippines’ coronavirus cases breached 70,000 on Tuesday. University of the Philippines researchers have predicted COVID-19 cases in the country to hit 85,000 by July 31. – Rappler.com