Tabuk City, Kalinga – From breaching the 1,000-mark of active COVID-19 cases in the last week of January, the number of active cases in the province went down to 367 as of February 5, 2022.
The Provincial Health Office reported that daily new COVID-19 cases have been declining while those infected are recovering.
Of the active COVID-19 cases, there are 287 recorded in Tabuk City, 53 from the Municipality of Rizal, 10 from Pasil, 9 from Balbalan, 5 from Tinglayan, and 3 from Lubuagan.
Only the Municipalities of Pinukpuk and Tanudan are considered COVID-19 free as of Saturday.
Meanwhile, Governor Ferdinand Tubban expressed gladness with the declining number of cases. He, however, reminded the public not to be complacent, as the province is still under Alert Level 3.
Tubban along with PHO Dr. Edward Tandingan reiterated that compliance to the minimum public health standard protocols such as wearing face masks and avoiding super-spreader events are still the best defense against the virus.
The provincial government likewise encouraged those who did not receive their COVID-19 dose to avail of the vaccination drive provided by the government for the public’s protection.
As of February 5, a total of 134, 686 individuals out of the 222,826 total population already got at least one dose while 87, 958 remains unvaccinated.
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