SAN FERNANDO CITY, Aug. 3 (PIA) - The province of La Union recorded one new COVID-19 case and three recoveries on Sunday.
As of 5 p.m. of Aug. 2, La Union Governor Francisco Emmanuel R. Ortega III announced that the new case of the province is the seventh case of Aringay town.
He identified the patient as a 40-year-old female from Purok SANYO 3 in Barangay San Antonio, who is an Overseas Filipino Worker bound for Hongkong. She has a travel history to Metro Manila to process her pre-departure requirements.
Her medical examination revealed that she is positive of the virus. She is currently at the municipality's isolation facility.
Meanwhile, the governor announced the recovery of three patients: one patient from Aringay was discharged from the isolation facility, one patient from Bauang was discharged from Ilocos Training and Regional Medical Center in San Fernando City, and another patient also from Bauang was done with home quarantine.
Further, he informed that the two new cases reported on Saturday from Barangay Panicsican in San Juan town were taken off from the official tally of the province as they are reported in Manila. Nonetheless, contact tracing is still being done to detect and isolate contacts of the said cases.
"The sporadic resurgence of cases, not only in our province but in the whole nation and the world, depicts the cruciality of this health crisis we are facing," said Ortega.
He added, "This challenge calls for our strengthened unity and cooperation."
The governor then reiterated the need to follow official community quarantine guidelines and practice minimum health standards.
"While we wait for the appropriate medical intervention to be available, we keep our vigilance and discernment in place," he said.
As of 5 p.m. on Sunday, La Union has a total of 93 cases, 36 of which are active cases, 49 recoveries, and eight deaths.
Seventeen of the 20 local government units in the province have recorded COVID-19 cases while the towns of Santol, Bagulin, and Burgos remain to be COVID-19 free. (JCR/JND, PIA La Union)