Active COVID-19 cases in Olongapo slightly up

A new COVID-19 case was recorded Wednesday in Olongapo City, slightly raising its active infections to three. | PHOTO: Joanna Rose Aglibot

OLONGAPO CITY––The city on Wednesday registered a new patient with COVID-19, raising to three its active cases, local health data showed.

The city’s COVID-19 task force said the new patient is an 83-year-old woman from Barangay Gordon Heights.

The patient is unvaccinated against COVID-19 and manifested symptoms of the viral disease, such as breathing difficulty.

Despite this, the virus growth rate in the city remained slow.

For several days last week, no COVID-19 cases had been registered in the city, which is under the most lenient Alert Level 1.

Since the pandemic struck in 2020, Olongapo has registered 6,983 COVID-19 cases, with 6,632 recoveries and 348 deaths.

Healthcare workers are also monitoring seven suspected COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday.


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