Active COVID-19 cases in Pampanga triple in 10 days
MABALACAT CITY, Pampanga — The number of active COVID-19 cases in this province has tripled from only 11 on April 13, the provincial government disclosed on Tuesday, April 25.
Pampanga’s active infections stood at 33, the latest data from the provincial epidemiology and surveillance unit showed.
The capital city of San Fernando has the most active cases at 18, followed by Lubao and Mexico towns with three cases each.
Guagua has two active cases, while Magalang, Floridablanca, Porac, Arayat, Candaba, Santa Ana, and San Simon have one case each.
The 33 COVID-19 cases were monitored after the patients were admitted to hospitals or clinics due to respiratory or flu-related symptoms.
A medical worker, who requested anonymity, said the recorded active cases probably represent only a very small percentage of the actual number of people with COVID-19.
“Nobody’s monitoring suspected COVID-19 cases anymore, especially in villages. Many individuals have been manifesting symptoms, but they are not being tested to see if they have COVID,” the medical worker said.
In malls and other establishments in this province, including Angeles City, most of the people no longer wear face masks.
“In malls, security guards no longer check the guests’ body temperatures. They only check bags,” the medical worker said.
Pampanga has recorded 62,774 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic started in 2020. Of these, 60,013 have recovered, while 2,698 have died.
The provincial government has advised people to continue wearing face masks and observe physical distance in public places. INQ
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