OLONGAPO CITY – A total of 41 residents in this city have so far recovered from coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) based on the latest report of the Olongapo Covid-19 Task Force on Wednesday night.
This is the highest single-day number of recoveries in the city, bringing the total number of recoveries to 331.
This brings down the city’s active cases to 208, or a recovery rate of about 37 percent based on the recorded 562 confirmed total infections.
However, the task force said, the city logged 27 new cases that include three members of the Olongapo City Police Office and five workers from the Bureau of Quarantine in Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority.
Other new cases include health care workers from both public and private institutions.
The task force, headed by Mayor Rolen Paulino Jr. said that contact tracing of the persons in close contact with the patients is being conducted by the City Health Office.
“Let us pray for the full recovery of all Covid-19 patients,” Paulino in a statement.
He asked his constituents to observe strict compliance to health protocols to prevent the disease from spreading and infect those vulnerable, especially the elderly and with comorbidities.
He also reiterated the wearing of face mask, face shield, frequent handwashing and sanitation, and observance of safe physical distancing.
“We reiterate and remind everyone that to combat the spread of Covid-19, we all have to do our part. We expect everyone’s cooperation by complying with the rules and measures,” he said. (PNA)