5 health workers among 16 new COVID-19 patients in Olongapo | Inquirer News

5 health workers among 16 new COVID-19 patients in Olongapo

Olongapo City COVID-19 vaccination

The Olongapo City government started its COVID-19 vaccination rollout for frontliners last week. This was held at SM Olongapo. On Wednesday, health workers were among those listed as new COVID-19 patients in the city. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

SAN ANTONIO, ZAMBALES –– Sixteen new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients were listed in Olongapo City on Wednesday, April 7, bringing its total cases to 1,177.

Mayor Rolen Paulino Jr. said in a statement that five of those new patients are healthcare workers.


Last week, the city government rolled out its COVID-19 vaccination for frontliners serving in private medical, dental, and optical clinics, as well as medical laboratories. SM Olongapo served as the venue for the mass vaccination.

Around 800 private medical frontliners had been vaccinated, and more will get inoculated in the coming weeks when the next batch of vaccines arrives in the city.


As of Wednesday, Olongapo has 76 active COVID-19 cases. It has also recorded 1,049 recoveries and 52 deaths since last year.


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