COVID-19 cases higher than recoveries again

By June 7, 2021Top Stories


COVID-19 cases in Pangasinan soared anew during the past seven days from May 28 to June 3 owing principally to the bigger number of new confirmed cases that were logged compared to the number of patients that were discharged from hospitals and isolation in Local Government Unit (LGU) facilities.

Monitoring of Provincial Health Office (PHO) shows there were 498 new cases while there were only 374 patients that recovered and 12 patients died, raising  the number of registered active cases throughout Pangasinan to 728 from 665 on May 27.

The biggest number of new COVID-19 cases was registered on May 28 when 123 fresh cases were logged, 99 cases on May 31, 65 cases on June 3, identical 64 cases on June 2 and 1, 59 cases on May 30 and the lowest on May 29 at 24.

On the other hand, there were 68 recoveries on June 3; 92 on June 2; 49 on June 1; 47 on May 31; 43 on May 30, and 50 on May 29.

However, there were reports that even those who have completed their vaccination protocol, among them Dagupan City Mayor Brian Lim, were infected by the virus and had to be hospitalized and there were also few who got their second infection of the virus weeks after they were discharged from hospitals and isolation.

A perusal of the data released by the PHO through the Provincial Information Office (PIO) showed that most of those newly infected are local residents with practically no history of travel. Among them 83 Authorized Persons Outside of Residences ( APORs) or those who,  because of their occupation and in pursuit of their livelihood, need to stay outside of their homes.

Then new tally placed the total number of cases registered in Pangasinan to 9,984 while 8,867 have recovered and 389 died.

Although the number of cases briefly rose, local health officials remain confident that the COVID-19 infections in Pangasinan is well under control and the province remains with the lowest number of registered cases among the most populous provinces in the country to date.

Meanwhile, Dagupan is back at the top of the list of LGUs with most number of cases at 64, followed by Lingayen and San Carlos City, each with 47 cases; Tayug is next with 43; Alaminos City (39), Asingan (34), Villasis (31), Malasiqui (24), Mangaldan (23), Calasiao (22), Bautista, Bayambang and Sta. Barbara (19 each), Sta. Maria (18), Binalonan, Rosales and Umingan (19 each), Binmaley (16), and Bugallon (14).

Anda is the lone town in Pangasinan without any case. (Leonardo Micua)

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