SAN FERNANDO CITY, Nov. 23 (PIA) - Forty new COVID-19 positive cases were recorded in La Union province on Sunday, November 22.
Among these newly recorded infections, 15 are from the City of San Fernando, 10 are from Bauang, eight from Luna, three from San Juan, two from San Gabriel, and one each from the municipalities of Bacnotan and Bagulin.
In San Fernando City, six of them are residents of Barangay Pagdalagan, three from Lingsat, and one each for villages of Ilocanos Sur, Sevilla, Sagayad, Cadaclan, Camansi, and Biday.
These patients are all asymptomatic.
They are presently housed at the city's isolation facilities, except for the patient from Ilocanos Sur who is confined at the Ilocos Training and Regional Medical Center (ITRMC) and that from Camansi who is now at the Lorma Medical Center.
In Bauang, seven were logged in Payocpoc Sur and one each for villages of Baccuit Sur, Dili, and Acao.
All of them are asymptomatic, and seeking medications at various hospitals.
While in the municipality of Luna, five infections are from Alcala and three are from Salcedo.
All of them are asymptomatic except for one who is manifesting symptoms.
Currently, they are all confined at the ITRMC.
Further, the three new cases in San Juan are from barangays: Ili Sur, Catdungan, and Legleg.
These patients are all asymptomatic and presently admitted at the La Union Medical Center in Agoo.
Moreover, infections in San Gabriel are both asymptomatic and are from Poblacion.
Further, the newly-recorded case in Bagulin is a symptomatic patient from Alinbangsay village while the case in Bacnotan is another symptomatic patient from Barangay Cabaroan.
These two were both confined at the La Union Medical Center.
These newly-recorded infections bring the total number of 110 active cases in the province.
The concerned local government units (LGUs) had already put the residential compounds of the patients under lockdown for the next 14 days for disinfection and contact tracing.
Governor Francisco Emmanuel Ortega III assured that the provincial government is closely monitoring the situation and providing necessary support to the concerned LGUs.
Ortega in a statement said, "The Provincial Government is working with the respective local chief executives of the concerned LGUs. Necessary measures are ongoing such as the COVID-19 data analysis, intensified contact tracing, isolation procedures, and monitoring of hospital capacities." (JCR/AMB/CGRC/PIA La Union)