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COVID-19 spike in Zambales: 5 new cases in 1 day

SAN ANTONIO, Zambales—Local health officials on Wednesday (July 22) said five new cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were added to the province’s tally, which was the highest number recorded in a single day.

Dr. Noel Bueno, provincial health director, said most of the cases were of people who had travelled to Metro Manila and other areas with high rates of infection.

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The latest reported cases included that of a 45-year-old seafarer from Castillejos town, a 47-year-old woman from Botolan town, 40-year old man from Masinloc town, a 24-year-old woman from Botolan and an 18-year-old man from Caloocan who was stranded in the province.

The province has 45 COVID-19 cases to date.

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