Active COVID-19 cases in Zambales breach 100-mark | Inquirer News

Active COVID-19 cases in Zambales breach 100-mark

The President Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Hospital in Zambales' capital town of Iba serves as the main COVID-19 facility in the province

The President Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Hospital in Zambales’ capital town of Iba serves as the main COVID-19 facility in the province. (File photo by Joanna Rose Aglibot)

SAN ANTONIO, Zambales—The number of active COVID-19 cases in this province breached the 100-mark after a surge on Monday, local health data showed.

At least 23 new infections raised the province’s latest active COVID-19 cases to 102, the Provincial Health Office said.

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A virus-infected patient had also died, bringing the COVID-19 death toll in the province to 706 since 2020. The 12,148 cases recorded since the pandemic began represented a 5.8-percent mortality rate.

Data showed that 13 towns have at least two active infections.

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With 19 cases, Subic town registered the highest number of active infections as of Monday, followed by Castillejos town, which has 16. INQ

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