More COVID cases listed in Bataan, Zambales

Ric Sapnu - The Philippine Star

SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Philippines — The provinces of Bataan and Zambales recorded three and four new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), respectively, officials reported yesterday.

Aside from the new cases, Zambales also recorded two deaths believed to be due to COVID-19 on Saturday.

The new confirmed cases in Bataan included a 14-year-old boy from Orani, a 36-year-old woman from Limay and a 59-year-old man from Balanga City.

The recent infections increased the number of cases in Bataan to 80.

The cases in Zambales included two frontliners and two senior citizens.

Health authorities said among those who died were a two-year-old boy from Botolan and a 56-year-old man from San Marcelino.

Tha patients died even before results of their tests were released.

The infected frontliners, a 36-year-old and a 41-year-old, both males from Nueva Ecija, reportedly worked in Metro Manila before they were assigned in Zambales, according to Noel Bueno, provincial health officer.

The patients are being treated at the President Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Hospital. 


In Pangasinan, 17 persons have recovered from COVID-19, according to a report posted on social media by the provincial government.

The report said aside from the recoveries, 10 others are still undergoing treatment and nine have died.

It said 101 patients under investigation (PUIs) have recovered and 52 remain confined in different hospitals.

Meanwhile, the eight-month-old baby from Dagupan City who died on April 15 tested negative for COVID-19.

The baby was the youngest PUI recorded in the city.

In Bulacan, a COVID patient from San Jose del Monte has recovered, the provincial health office reported yesterday.

The patient, tagged as PH2542, is the fifth in the province to recover from the disease. – With Ramon Efren Lazaro




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