Pangasinan records zero COVID-19 cases in 9 towns, 1 city

Published November 20, 2021, 3:35 PM

by Jerick James Pasiliao

DAGUPAN CITY – Out of the 48 local government units in Pangasinan, ten areas now have zero active cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as of Nov. 18.

The Provincial Health Office (PHO) identified these areas as the towns of Agno, Alaminos City, Alcala, Anda, Balungao, Dasol, Infanta, Mabini, Sto. Tomas, and Urbiztondo in its COVID-19 daily monitoring bulletin.

Based on the report, the municipalities of Binalonan, Burgos, Natividad, San Manuel, and Sual recorded one active case each.

Other remaining LGUs have either recorded two to 12 active cases.

Meanwhile, Pangasinan logged 35 new COVID-19 recoveries, pushing the total of recovered patients to 33,956.

Yesterday the province recorded eight new confirmed cases with 182 active cases, pushing the total number of infections to 35,334.

However, the total death toll has climbed to 1,196, with one new casualty added to the tally.

Moreover, with the improving COVID-19 situation and the province being under Alert Level 2, Gov. Amado Espino III on Thursday through Executive Order (EO) No. 0178 nixed the Safe, Swift, Smart Passage (S-PaSS) permit as a travel requirement upon entry to Pangasinan.

“The local government unit (LGU) of destination may, however, impose reasonable restrictions upon travelers originating from areas of higher quarantine classifications,” the Espino EO said.

Espino said travelers may still need to undergo health and exposure screening at the border control checkpoints. Presentation of valid identification (ID) cards shall also be required.

“Those coming from areas under granular lockdown, Alert Level 5, enhanced community quarantine, and modified enhanced community quarantine shall be prevented from entry to Pangasinan, except for authorized persons outside of residence (APORs) carrying valid authority to travel and/or travel order,” the provincial chief executive added.