Bulacan COVID-19 cases down by 43%

Published June 19, 2021, 10:57 AM

by Freddie Velez

Bulacan Governor Daniel R. Fernando thanked the health workers and frontliners of the province for their services to the Bulakenyos as the number of COVID-19 cases went further down by 43 percent.

Governor Daniel R. Fernando at the Bulacan vaccination site during the symbolic COVID-19 vaccination rollout in the province of Bulacan last March 8, 2021, (File photo/ MANILA BULLETIN)

“Napanatili po natin ang pagbaba ng bilang ng mga kaso. (We maintain the decline in the number of cases.) I would like to congratulate and thank our doctors and nurses, our medical frontliners, and the cluster head of the PTF and the police force. Lahat kayo ay nagsumikap dito. Kitang kita naman natin sa ating mga datos,” (All of us are striving here. We can see the data),” the governor said during the Provincial Task Force Zoom meeting last Thursday through.

According to the report of Dr. Hjordis Marushka Celis, PTF response cluster head, only four percent or 1,510 of the 37,997 total confirmed cases are active, while 94% or 35,666 recovered, and two percent or 821 died from the disease.

He also expressed his gladness over the placing of Bulacan, together with Metro Manila, under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) with a bit of relaxed protocols.

“Pababa ang kaso at napakaganda ng ating nagiging laban kung babatayan ang datos sa ibang lalawigan sa paligid ng NCR. Nananatiling pinakamababa ang ating active cases mula simula until today. Nawa ay magpatuloy ang datos na ito dahil hindi na natin kakayanin na bumalik pa sa mas mahigpit na quarantine status,” (The cases decline and our fight is good if we base on the data in other provinces within NCR. Our active cases have remained the lowest since the start until today. Hope the data will continue because we can’t make it if we go back to stricter quarantine status),” he added.

The governor also appealed to the local government units to allot more vaccination sites, apply for systematic master listing, and assign more vaccinators to further improve the vaccination rollout in the province to achieve herd immunity before Christmas.

As of June 16, 2021, the province has administered a total of 208,195 doses of COVID-19 vaccine — 161,607 for the 1st dose and 46,588 for the 2nd dose.