Bulacan province logs high COVID recoveries

The Provincial Health Office (PHO) in Bulacan said that despite the alarming increase in COVID-19 cases in the province, the number of recovered patients remains high.

In a report to Governor Daniel R. Fernando, the PHO said that from Monday to Thursday, the province recorded a total of 2,126 new cases, bringing the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 60,132 from 58,580 on Monday, August 30.

The PHO also said that last August 30, 574 patients have recovered, followed by 725 more recoveries on August 31, 349 on September 1, and 478 on September 2. The total number of recovered COVID-19 patients in just four days has reached 2,126.

Nine COVID-19 deaths were also recorded in four days.

The PHO said Bulacan has 4,510 COVID-19 active cases, 822 of which are admitted in hospitals, 138 in a Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facility, while 3,550 are under home isolation.

During the distribution of financial assistance to scholars in the province held at the Capitol Gymnasium in the City of Malolos, Fernando reminded Bulakenyos to strictly follow the health protocols set by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF).

Fernando encouraged the students to join the government's fight against COVID-19 by following the health protocols, such as the wearing of face mask and face shield and practicing social distancing. (Freddie C. Velez)