For the first time in eight months, Bataan registered no new COVID-19 case. According to the Provincial Health Office’s report last, November 2, no one tested positive among the 119 people who were contact-traced and tested.
A consistent downward trend of new infections was observed since last week, averaging less than 20 cases per day for the period October 25 to November 2.
This development brings down the number of active cases in the province to 166 while the recovered cases increased to 2,606.
As of November 2, the total number of confirmed cases remains at 2,827; 55 deaths; 26,588 tested negative, and 281 are still awaiting results. Since January 31, the total number of people tested has reached 26,696.
To keep these figures low, the Provincial Government of Bataan led by Governor Albert Garcia has continuously been implementing preventive measures and conducting expanded testing, facilitating the opening of a second molecular laboratory in Mariveles, and implementation of strict border control utilizing the quick response (QR) code system.