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Active COVID-19 cases in Zambales cross 1,000-mark anew

/ 08:23 PM September 20, 2021
At least 56 more COVID-19 cases were reported in this province on Sunday (Sept.19), raising to 1,022 its number of active cases, data from the provincial health office showed.

FILE PHOTO: A computer image created by Nexu Science Communication together with Trinity College in Dublin, shows a model structurally representative of a betacoronavirus which is the type of virus linked to COVID-19, shared with Reuters on February 18, 2020. NEXU Science Communication/via REUTERS

SAN ANTONIO, Zambales–At least 56 more COVID-19 cases were reported in this province on Sunday (Sept.19), raising to 1,022 its number of active cases, data from the provincial health office showed.

It was on Sept. 13 when the province first reached the 1,000-mark when it logged 1,054 active infections, its all-time high.

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Despite the high number of new infections, the province maintained its 87-percent recovery rate as 16 more patients recovered from the disease on the same day.

The province’s death toll still stood at 277 as no new fatalities were reported on Sunday, according to Dr. Noel Buneo, provincial health director.

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To date, the province has already recorded 7,720 total cases but at least 6,721 of them were already cleared of the viral disease.

Some 62,423 eligible residents have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The province needs to inoculate 413,000 of its 590,800 population to achieve herd immunity.

JPV

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