THE number of active coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases in Pampanga continues to rise with the total now at 6,423 after 656 new infections were recorded on January 16, 2022.

The Department of Health’s (DOH) official coronavirus tracker showed that Pampanga already has 76,379 cases since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, of which 68,208 were recoveries.

Coronavirus-related deaths in Pampanga have reached 1,748 cases, the DOH added.

Pampanga has reported 5,562 coronavirus cases in the last 14 days, while Angeles City reported 1,458 cases for the same period.

Three people have died from the disease in the last 14-days.

Majority of the 47 health facilities in the province are now experiencing an increase in the number of bed occupancies.

The rate of occupancy in the region is currently at 69 percent, one of the highest yet this year. This means that only 398 of the total 1,284 hospital beds in Pampanga are currently available.

Two health facilities are currently at high-risk level. The province has 11 health facilities in the critical category.