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Covid-19 cases in Angeles climb to 60

ANGELES City Mayor Carmelo Lazatin Jr. said the number of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases in the city has climbed to 60 as of July 30, 2020.

He said 34 of the 60 patients had recovered from the disease.

The city has 22 active cases, according to Lazatin.

"Simula po nung Martes hanngang ngayon ay mayroon na naman tayong dalawang active cases, yung isa po ay nanggaling sa Barangay Pampang at yung isa po ay nanggaling sa Barangay Malabanias," he said.

Of the 22 active cases, eight of the patients are from Barangay Balibago, two in Cutcut, two in Margot, three in Santo Domingo, one in Malabanias, one in Pandan, one in Pulung Cacutud, one in Pulung Maragul and one in San Nicolas.

Lazatin urged non-residents to defer their visit in the city if it is non-essential.

The mayor recently ordered for a strict screening of people going into the city following the surge in the number of Covid-19 cases.

"Pinahigpitan po natin ngayon ang pagpasok ng ibang kababayan natin sa lungsod ng Angeles kung wala naman din pong gagawin dito," Lazatin said.

"Binagbabawal po muna natin dahil dumadami po ang kaso ng Covid-19 sa siyudad ng Angeles," the local chief executive added.

Majority of the patients acquired the virus from other places, Lazatin said.

"Kaya naghigpit po tayo dahil dumarami po ang Covid-19 at karamihan po dito ay hindi acquired sa loob ng Angeles, nanggagaling po lahat yan sa labas," he said.

Most of the patients in the city were infected in Metro Manila based on the contact tracing conducted by the City Government, he added.


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