MABALACAT CITY, Pampanga – The number of persons confirmed as COVID-19 patients in this province has reached 35, eight of them have already died.
In the latest update from the Provincial Government of Pampanga late afternoon last Monday, it was revealed that the COVID-19 cases include 4 in Angeles City; 2 in Mabalacat City; 2 in Floridablanca; 4 in Lubao; 3 in Porac; 1 in Sta. Rita; 1 in Bacolor; 1 in Mexico; 9 in the City of San Fernando; 1 in Sta. Ana; 1 in Apalit; 2 in Candaba; 2 in Macabebe; and 2 in San Simon.
Both COVID-19 patients in Candaba have died while Angeles City, San Fernando, Floridablanca, Bacolor, Apalit and Macabebe each have one fatality.
A total of 21 persons being investigated for the dreaded virus have also died.
As of Monday, 403 persons are still being investigated for probable infection of COVID-19.
The provincial government here continues to receive donations from private companies and individuals for its front liners and poor residents.
Last Monday, Gov. Dennis Pineda received 600 cavans of rice from San Miguel Foundation.
Pineda said the said donation will be used as supplement to the “Bigas para sa Mahirap” program that he initiated to help the vulnerable sectors and other less fortunate Kapampangans during the enforcement of the Enhanced Community Quarantine.
“Asahan po ninyo na makakarating ang mga ito sa ating mga kababayan na ang buhay ay maituturing na ‘isang kahig, isang tuka’, gaya ng mga minimum wage earners, ‘no work, no pay’ at displaced workers, solo parents, at transport groups,” the governor said.