According to the latest bulletin issued by the Mabalacat City COVID-19 Response Integrated System (CRIS) on Sunday, 20 out the 27 barangays of the city are now free of COVID-19.

The city also reported no new active case of COVID-19 on its bulletin for the same day. Active case in the city has also dipped to 23 with postivity rate of only 0.3%.

Meanwhile, Mabalacat City Mayor Crisostomo Garbo urged his fellow Mabalaqueños not to be complacent with the downward trend of COVID-19 cases in the city by remaining vigilant and adherent to the minimum public health standards mandated by the government.

“Bagamat patuloy po sa pagbaba ang mga kaso ng COVID-19 sa Mabalacat City, hinihikayat ko po ang bawat Mabalaqueños na patuloy po nating depensahan ang ating mga sarili at ating mga kapamilya laban sa virus na ito,” said Mayor Garbo.

“Hindi pa po tapos ang pandemya. Huwag po nating hayaan na tumaas pong muli ang mga kaso ng COVID-19 sa ating siyudad. Patuloy po tayong magdasal para sa kaligtasan ng ating sarili, ng ating kapwa, at ng ating mga frontline workers,” the city mayor added.

Meanwhile, Garbo attributed the downward trend of COVID-19 cases in the city to its intensified vaccination program.

Few days ago, the Department of the Interior and Local Government – Central Luzon (DILG-R3) urged Mabalacat City and other local government units with high inoculation coverage, to submit a documented report on their vaccination best practices.

In a supplementary attachment, records show that Mabalacat City has already vaccinated 96.06% (first dose immunity) and 78.68% (full dose immunity) of its 198,001 target population. The highest in Central Luzon.

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