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Cabanatuan posts highest one-day confirmed COVID-19 cases at 68

April 25, 2021 Steve A. Gosuico 515 views

CABANATUAN CITY – This city recorded a total of 68 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on April 21, its highest single day tally of virus infections.

“Pinakikiusapan po ang lahat na sumunod sa minimum health protocols. Hanggat dumadami po ang pasaway na mamamayan, patuloy din pong tataas ang kaso ng COVID-19 dito sa Cabanatuan,” the city government said on its Facebook page on Thursday.

Amid the sudden surge in COVID-19 cases, City Mayor Elizabeth Myca Vergara also issued two executive orders resetting curfew hours in the city from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. starting April 19 until May 1 and banning the sale, distribution and drinking of all liquor products within the city during the same period.

Vergara bared that free antigen testing for barangay workers and tanods of the city’s 89 barangays will be conducted until May 4.

On April 22, the city disaster risk reduction and management office conducted a mobile service for free antigen testing in Barangays Matadero, Sangitan East, Calawagan, Aduas Sur and Norte, and Cabu.

As of April 23, according to the city’s COVID-19 watch, the total active cases for antigen testing rose to 756, with 1,031 total confirmed cases, 247 recovered and 28 deaths while RT-PCR-tested active cases totaled 264 with confirmed cases at 1,438, recovered at 1,135 cases and 39 deaths.

“Upang mas mabilis matugunan ang pangangailangan sa COVID-19 testing, minarapat ng Pamahalaang Lungsod ng Cabanatuan na magsagawa ng rapid antigen testing na naglalayong ma-detect kung ang isang indibiduwal ay isang suspect, probable o confirmed COVID-19 patient. Ito ay alinsunod sa DOH Department Memorandum 2020-0468 na siyang nagbibigay patnubay ukol sa paggamit ng antigen test ng local government units upang maiwasan ang pagkalat ng COVID-19,” the LGU added on its social media page.

As of its latest posting, some 19 new confirmed positive cases were added to the growing list of virus infections in the city. An 11-month-old baby boy from Sarmiento Street in Bgy. Mabini Extension and an 11-year-old girl from Univille Subd. Bgy. Bangad were among those the new positive cases, it was learned.