RECOVERIES. A total of 21,941 patients have recovered from Covid-19 in Central Luzon from March 11 to Dec. 17, 2020 based on the regional case bulletin of the Department of Health-Central Luzon Health Development (DOH-CLHD). The figure represents 88.7 percent of the total number of 24,727 confirmed cases in the region. (Infographic by DOH Region 3)
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – A total of 21,941 patients have recovered from coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in Central Luzon from March 11 to December 17, based on the regional case bulletin of the Department of Health-Central Luzon Health Development (DOH-CLHD).
The figure represents 88.7 percent of the total number of 24,727 confirmed cases in the region.
The DOH-CLHD also reported that there are currently 1,873 active cases or 7.6 percent of the total number of patients.
Of the total active cases, the DOH-CLHD said 1,123 are mild, 703 are asymptomatic, 39 are severe, and eight in critical condition.
On the other hand, the DOH-CLHD said the total number of those who succumbed to Covid-19 in the region is 913, which is 3.7 percent of the total caseload.
As of Dec. 17, there are 121 new cases reported in the region.
Bulacan has the highest number of new cases with 58; followed by Pampanga with 32; Angeles City, 12; Nueva Ecija, six; Bataan and Tarlac with five each; Zambales, two; Olongapo City, one. Aurora has no Covid-19 cases.
The DOH-CLHD is reminding the public not to be complacent and to strictly observe the minimum health standards, especially during the holidays.
DOH-Region 3 director Cesar Cassion earlier cited the vital role of the local government units (LGUs) in the implementation of the minimum public health standards to prevent a post-holiday surge of Covid-19 cases.
Cassion asked the LGUs to intensify public risk communication by disseminating public health campaigns and the issuance of holiday advisories for MPHS adherence at home, closed settings, workplace settings, and public places.
He also called on the LGUs to advocate low-risk alternative holiday activities, such as use of horns, drums, and other noise-making devices instead of fireworks.
He sought the strict implementation of the prohibition on mass gatherings, especially in high-risk areas, noting that LGUs must prepare plans and health systems to prevent a surge in Covid-19 infections. (PNA)