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Pampanga’s capital logs 159 single-day high of COVID-19 cases

/ 12:29 PM September 03, 2021

Police officers man a border control point in the City of San Fernando. (Photo from the Pampanga Police Provincial Office)

MABALACAT CITY, Pampanga––The City of San Fernando on Thursday, Sept. 3, recorded 159 new COVID-cases, its highest single-day tally to date, bringing the active cases to 1,551.

The new cases surpassed the capital city’s highest single-day record of 118 on Aug. 19.

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In its latest bulletin, the local government recorded 52 new recoveries and four deaths, all residents of Sindalan village.

Sindalan continues to experience a surge in COVID-19 cases. Its 54 sick patients on Aug. 15 swelled to 130 on Thursday. It registered 23 new ones on the same day.

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The village has the third most active cases, next to Dolores (165) and Bulaon (147), which logged 11 new patients on Thursday.

Of the 8,415 total cases recorded in San Fernando since last year, 6,620 have recovered, while 244 have died.

The city government has reiterated its call for residents to stay home unless they need to do essential things like buying food and medicines.

It also asked city folk to always abide by health protocols, including wearing face masks and face shields outside their residences and observing physical distancing. INQ

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