“We received the news that our province has 184 new confirmed COVID-19 cases,” a post from the province’s official Faceboook page read on Thursday morning.
The provincial government of La Union reported that as of 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 208 cases were reported but after validation, the total was reduced to 184.
“The initial 208 total number of positive cases was released at 5 p.m. by the RESU (Regional Epidemiology Surveillance Unit); however, as of 11 p.m., only 184 are new cases while the rest were old cases with repeat positive tests,” the post explained.
These new numbers pushed the total number of cases in the province to 1, 915.
The latest cases, which come from all 20 component local government units of La Union, are as follows: Agoo - 13; Aringay - 7; Bacnotan - 21; Bagulin - 2; Balaoan - 2; Bangar - 2; Bauang - 7; Burgos - 3; Caba - 3; Luna - 13; Naguilian - 11; Pugo - 3; Rosario - 2; San Fernando City - 53; San Gabriel - 1; San Juan - 5; Sto. Tomas - 5; Santol - 3; Sudipen - 14; and Tubao - 14.
As such, the provincial government urged the public to do their part as it is working closely with its partners to manage the situation.
“We cannot let our efforts and sacrifices go to waste. Our battle against the pandemic is far from over,” the post said.
As part of the Prevention-Detection-Isolation-Treatment- Reintegration initiatives of the province, the provision of personal protective equipment, beds, food packs, and hygiene kits, implementation of stricter border control, and coordination with the police forces for stricter ground monitoring, among others, are being prioritized.
Especially in this time of Holy Week, the public is reminded anew in "spreading love and not the virus" in the province by practicing minimum public health standards.
These health protocols are staying at home; wearing face mask and face shield; observing physical distance; staying informed of verified information only; avoiding mass gatherings; and frequent handwashing.
“It is only when we are united that we can conquer COVID-19. Let us work together to beat this pandemic,” the post added.
As of this writing, La Union has 534 total active cases while the number of recoveries for the day is still being processed. (JCR/AMB/JPD, PIA La Union)
By Joanne Namnama P. Dilim