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CITY OF MALOLOS-The provincial government of Bulacan reported that out of the total 33,199 COVID-19 cases in the province, 29,730 or 90 have already recovered from the dreaded disease.

Also, the Provincial Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit of Provincial Health Office-Public Health (PESU PHO-PH) noted that at least 2,748 are registered as active cases.

In the latest Situational Report No. 446 regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 from the Provincial Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO), secretariat of Bulacan Provincial Task Force on COVID-19, as of May 21, 2021, a total of 38,140 COVID-19-related cases were gathered by the PESU PHO-PH from the disease reporting units province-wide, of which, 33,199 (86%) are confirmed, none are Probable, and 4,941 are Suspect.

It was learned that 422 new laboratory results were added to the total number or reported verified cases with 16 deaths  in the last 2 days since Thursday and Friday (May 20 & 21, 2021).

As of Friday, verified and recorded total number of deaths reached 721 with case fatality rate at 3 per 100 confirmed cases.

Morover, 53 percent of the cases are male where age of cases ranges from 1 day to 100 years old and 24 percent affected cases belong to the 20 to 29 age group.

Municipalities and cities with the highest reported active cases are the cities of Malolos and San Jose Del Monte, and the town of Santa Maria.

“We keep on planning and we keep on executing with our COVID-19 Surge Capacity Plan.. Mahalagang nag-uusap tayo para mas nalalaman natin  ang nangyayari sa paligid at ano pa ang mga kailangan. Bagaman hindi pa nawawala ang COVID-19, nagpapasalamat akong nasasanay tayong sumusunod sa mga health protocol, natutuwa akong nakikitang sumusunod sa batas ang mga Bulakenyo,” Governor Daniel Fernando said.

According to the governor, part of the COVID Surge Capacity Plan is the Bulacan Medical Center (BMC) and the Bulacan Infection Control Center (BICC) to be the primary COVID referral facilities for moderate to critical COVID-19 suspects and positive patients, while the district hospitals province-wide will assist on non-COVID cases.

“Sa kasalukuyan po, kaya ng BICC to accomodate 134 COVID patients. Sa ilalim ng temporary set-up, kaya nating mag-expand up to 200 hospital beds at 20 hanggang 30 ICU. Ang COVID ICU po ay kayang mag-admit ng hanggang 30 critical patients. Maglalagay din tayo ng 10 beds na para sa mga pasyenteng may Chronic Kidney Disease, dalawang dialysis machine po ang gagamitin para dito,” Fernando said.

Earlier, Fernando strictly ordered the staff of government hospitals in the province that no patient will be denied medical service, whether COVID or non-COVID cases, particularly during these trying times.

The provincial government through Bulacan Police Provincial Office (PPO), a total of 15 quality control points in all entry and exit points of Metro Manila, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga and Bulacan were placed with a total of 13 Bulacan Shield, 2 dedicated control points and 12 NLEX quality control points while Border Quarantine Checkpoints are resumed as included in Executive Order No. 8 issued on March 16, 2021.

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