36 villages in Ilagan placed on lockdown due to virus surge
CITY OF ILAGAN, Isabela––Mayor Josemarie Diaz has placed 36 of 91 villages in this city on lockdown starting Aug. 16- 23 after a surge in COVID-19 cases in the last two weeks.
The city’s active infections have risen to 80 as of Sunday, Aug. 15, while 113 suspected cases were being monitored after testing positive for COVID-19 using rapid antigen tests.
Health officials have noted a 4.73-percent average daily attack rate and a 151.21-percent growth rate in the city since Aug. 1.
Diaz said the lockdown was meant to prevent the virus from spreading quickly.
The affected villages are Alibagu, Bliss, Calamagui 1st, Calamagui 2nd, Guinatan, Centro Poblacion, Santa Barbara, Baculod, Osmeña, Camunatan, Baligatan, San Vicente, Cabannungan 1st, Cabannungan 2nd, Mangcuram, Sta. Isabel Sur, Bangag, Cabiseria 3, and Malalam.
Also on a lockdown are Alinguigan 1st, Alinguigan 3rd, Rugao, Fuyo, Batong Labang, Marana 2nd, Cabiseria 7, San Andres, Arusip, Manaring, Bagong Silang, Centro San Antonio, Aggassian, Sipay, Cabiseria 22, Pilar, and Cabiseria 10 villages.
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