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Oriental Mindoro town mayor tests positive for COVID-19

By: - Correspondent / @mvirolaINQ
/ 11:18 AM September 21, 2021

CITY OF CALAPAN––The mayor of Pinamalayan town in Oriental Mindoro announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19.

Mayor Aristeo Baldos Jr. said Tuesday that he had contracted the viral disease and, with an executive order, mandated Vice Mayor Rodel Magsino to take over as officer-in-charge for two weeks starting Monday.

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Baldos is recovering in a hospital in Calapan City, according to a statement from his office.

As of Sept. 20, since the pandemic last year, Pinamalayan has reported 714 cases, of which 29 are active, 649 are recoveries, and 36 are deaths.

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As of Sept. 18, Oriental Mindoro province reported 6,733 COVID-19 cases, of which 417 were active, 6,016 were recoveries, and 300 were deaths.

Pinamalayan had the third-highest total cases at 708. Calapan has the highest, with 2,331, followed by Naujan with 563.

As of Sept. 20, the province has 114,849 individuals vaccinated against COVID-19. Some 84,960 have been fully vaccinated, while 29,889 were waiting for their second dose.

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