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