COVID-19 cases in maritime academy in Zambales rise to 256 | Inquirer News

COVID-19 cases in maritime academy in Zambales rise to 256

/ 02:06 PM June 06, 2021

SAN ANTONIO, Zambales — The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases inside the Philippine Merchant Marine Academy (PMMA) in San Narciso town in Zambales province has ballooned to 256 with 122 new infections recorded on Saturday, June 5.

Dr. Noel Bueno, provincial health director, said Sunday that 122 cadets, aged 18 to 27, were the latest to contract the virus after an outbreak on campus that traced back to a 21-year-old male cadet on May 23.

Most of the newly infected cadets showed some symptoms of the disease and were being treated in a quarantine facility inside the academy.


The new cases there pushed the number of active cases in the province to 672 as of Sunday.

As of Sunday, the province reported 2,747 total number of COVID-19 cases since the pandemic broke out last year. Of this figure, 2,017 have already recovered and 57 died.

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