Total recoveries: 67, 10 confined, 9 fatalities


THE campaign against COVID-19 in Pangasinan is perhaps almost won with the recovery of 67 COVID-19 patients, leaving only eight still confined in different hospitals and isolation facilities, against nine fatalities at the beginning of the pandemic in March.

Of the 67 who recovered, 13 were discharged last week, far outnumbering the seven new positive cases in various parts of the province.

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Anna Ma. Teresa de Guzman reported that most of the new cases in the province are asymptomatic and there are no known transmission of the disease occurred even among persons identified through contact-tracing.

De Guzman partly attributed the high rate of recoveries of COVID-19 patients to the improved health care protocol devised by medical frontliners and to the early isolation and treatment of COVID-19 positive patients.

The PHO just completed its expanded targeted mass testing of more than 4,000 frontliners in the 47 towns and cities of Pangasinan, and only 0.58 percent tested positive of the disease.

The newly recovered COVID-19 patients include a 45-year-old policeman from Barangay Papagueyan, Binmaley; a 24-year-old policeman from Bacnar, San Carlos City, both of whom are assigned at the PNP Provincial Office in Lingayen;  a 24-year-old policeman from Baldog, San Carlos City assigned in Sual; a 44-year-old male from A.B. Fernandez West in Dagupan City; his co-worker, a 29-year-old male from Barangay Maningding, Sta. Barbara; a 53-year-old male and a 54-year-old male, both from Poblacion East, Agno; a 39-year-old male from Poblacion East, Agno; a 40-year-old male from Bangan Oda, Agno; a 36-year-old male from Poblacion, Alaminos City; a 37-year-old male from Tagudin, Mabini; a 45-year-old female from Paitan West Sual; a 38-year-old male from Poblacion, Sual; and, a 23-year-old female from Sioasio West, Sual.

The newly confirmed cases include a 32-year-old female OFW who just arrived in Barangay Calmay, Dagupan City and is now confined at the Region 1 Medical Center; a 47-year-old male from Barangay Poblacion in Bugallon; a 21-year-old female from Barangay Ballarta in Infanta; a 62-year-old female from Poblacion, Sual; and a 40-year-old female from  Barangay Camagsingalan, Sual.

The other new cases are a 45-year-old policeman from Barangay Navatat, Basista who is assigned at the Israel Embassy in Pasig and confined at the Pangasinan Provincial Hospital in San Carlos City; a 26-year-old male from Barangay Colayo, Bani and a 26-year-old male from Barangay Namolan, Lingayen, both seamen who tested positive for COVID-19 when they were subjected to medical examination in Manila as prerequisite for resuming work. (Leonardo Micua)

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