DOH - CAR OIC Regional Director Dr. Amelita Pangilinan reminds the public that as the Modified General Community Quarantine in Cordillera continues, all must stay vigilant and prioritize health and safety measures needed to protect themselves, their families and the communtiy from the COVID virus. CCD/PIA CAR)

Mr. Iori Kato from UNFPA and hospital staff of Santa Ana Hospital poses in front of triage tent for patients with COVID-19 symptoms donated by UNFPA supported by the Government of Australia to help the hospital with infection prevention and control.

Regional Development and Security. DA Secretary William Dar, in his capacity as the Cabinet Officer for Regional Development and Security (CORDS) for CAR, presided a joint meeting of the RTF - ELCAC and the RPOC at Baguio Country Club. Dar was joined by Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong at the main table as the chairperson of the Cordillera Regional Peace and Order Council. (Carlito Dar/PIA CAR)

UNFPA representative meets with the Chief of OB GYNE and Head of WCPU from Batangas Medical Center where UNFPA provided emergency maternity tent facility, WCPU tent and COVID-19 triaging tent to make their services more accessible to mothers, women, young people and COVID-19 patients.

CORDS for CAR and DA Secretary William Dar with officials of the Cordillera Regional Development Council join the toast of rice wine as part of the

Agriculture Secretary William Dar stresses Cordillera's strong potential for regional progress and advancement as strong partner for economic development and nation building. (CCD/PIA CAR)

La Union registers 72 COVID-19 cases

SAN FERNANDO CITY, July 27 (PIA) --  La Union recorded two positive cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) which bring the total number of confirmed cases to 72.


On its 5 p.m. bulletin released on July 26, San Fernando City and Aringay town recorded one new case, respectively.

The first patient from this city is a 28-year-old female from Barangay Pagdaraoan while the second case from Aringay is a 36-year-old female from Barangay Sta. Cecilia.

Both cases are exposed to COVID-19 cases.  

To date, La Union has a record of 46 active cases, 19 recoveries, and seven deaths.

Of the 46 active cases, 43 are admitted at hospitals or isolation facilities in their respective local government units (LGUs) and three are on home quarantine.

In his latest pronouncement on Sunday, Governor Francisco Emmanuel R. Ortega III acknowledged the contributions of every constituent in the continuing fight against COVID-19.

He, however, reiterated that the management of the pandemic is a shared responsibility among the government, the private sector, and the whole citizenry.

“Despite inevitable challenges and setbacks, the provincial government of La Union intensifies its efforts against disease control,” said Ortega.

Also, his earlier statements consistently reminded the people that the enemy is an unseen virus.

Hence, he urged the public to abide by the minimum public health standards which are proven to help fight the battle against COVID-19. These include staying at home unless necessary, keeping physical distancing, practicing regular hand washing, and wearing face masks.

“The ‘new normal’ calls for our strengthened vigilance and discernment. We enjoin every kaprobinsiaan to do their part,” the governor said.  

Of the 20 component LGUs in La Union, 15 have recorded COVID-19 cases.

With the highest cases currently reported in San Fernando City and Caba, Ortega has placed them under enhanced community quarantine until July 31 and July 27, respectively.

Meanwhile, five local government units remain COVID-19 free namely Sudipen, Santol, San Gabriel, Bagulin, and Burgos. (JCR/JND, PIA La Union)

By Joanne Namnama P. Dilim




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