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Bataan active cases decrease



BATAAN CAPITOL — The provincial government here announced on Thursday that the number of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) active cases in the province is on the downtrend.

Bataan Governor Abet Garcia noted that the decrease in active cases — which is now at 170 as of 23 November — was the lowest since the province kicked off its vaccination program against the deadly respiratory disease.

The total number of infections since the outbreak of the pandemic was at 29,397, while the number of recoveries is now at 28,029.

The death toll, meanwhile, stands at 1,198.

Garcia stressed that while the massive inoculation against Covid-19 continues, the public should still follow and observe the implemented health and safety protocols to prevent the virus from spreading further.

In other developments, the Philippine Red Cross has now administered booster doses to 22 individuals in the PRC Bataan Bakuna Center as booster shots are now available for the Covid-19 priority groups A1-A3.

As of 22 November 2021, the PRC has administered more than 550,000 doses while fully vaccinating more than 239,000 individuals in their 25 Bakuna Buses and 17 Bakuna Centers.

Meanwhile, the PRC is just waiting for the green light from the Department of Health to begin administering booster shots to Covid-19 priority groups to the rest of the PRC Bakuna Centers.