BALANGA CITY — The provincial health office reported Sunday that Bataan recorded four new deaths that brought the number of casualties from the coronavirus disease to 134, and 56 new confirmed cases, the total number rising to 5,063 with 635 active cases.
The new fatalities were 50-year-old and 86-year–old women from Balanga City, a 74-year–old man from Samal, and a 76-year–old man from Morong.
Those who newly–tested positive of the virus are 18 from Balanga City, 13 from Mariveles, six each from Limay and Samal, four from Morong, two each from Dinalupihan, Hermosa, and Orani, and one each from Bagac, Pilar, and Orion.
Among the new confirmed cases was a three-month–old boy from Samal.
The number of those who have recovered reached 5,063 after 15 new recoveries – seven from Balanga City, five from Abucay, two from Pilar, and one from Mariveles.
PHO said that 10,331 have been vaccinated against Covid–19.
With the rise in Covid-19 cases in the province, the Bataan Inter-Agency Task Force has passed Resolution No. 37, temporarily restricting the holding of common social gatherings.
Under the resolution, IATF provincial chair Gov. Albert Garcia said that weddings and baptisms are allowed in churches with the prescribed safety protocols but receptions after the ceremonies are not permitted.
Celebrations of wedding anniversaries and birthdays can only be held inside residences but only members of the family residing in the house are allowed to attend.
“Ang mga mapapatunayang lalabag ay papatawan ng parusa at/o multa alinsunod sa ating mga umiiral na batas,” the governor said.
“Muli, hinihingi ko ang inyong malawak na pang-unawa at pakikiisa upang mapigilan ang pagkalat ng Covid-19 sa ating mga komunidad. Nawa’y lagi nating isaalang-alang ang kapakanan ng ating mga mahal sa buhay at kapwa dahil ang kanilang kaligtasan ay nasa ating mga kamay,” Garcia added.