LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – The recovery rate of individuals infected with the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in the province of Pangasinan has reached 78 percent based on figures released by the Provincial Health Office (PHO).
In an interview on Thursday, PHO chief, Dr. Anna Ma. Teresa de Guzman said the province is continuously recording a high recovery rate from the virus.
As of 9 a.m. on Jan 14, Pangasinan logged three more recoveries from the disease, bringing the total number of recoveries to 2,559.
She said the total confirmed cases have reached 3,333, with 643 active cases. The province also recorded 131 deaths.
De Guzman added most of the patients who contracted the virus are males with co-morbidities.
“It is observed that most of the Covid-19 death cases belong to vulnerable groups,” she said, adding that other pre-existing conditions such as hypertension and diabetes, among others, can also trigger complications.
Meanwhile, de Guzman said they are stricter to individuals with respiratory tract infection undergoing triage to determine and prevent the possible spread of the UK variant in the province.
“We are very strict in interviewing persons with respiratory tract infection if they had an exposure or travel history from outside the province to pre-empt the virus from further spreading, including the new Covid-19 variant,” she said.
De Guzman encouraged the public to be mindful in properly wearing face masks, face shields, and observing physical distancing to prevent acquiring the virus. (PNA)