MABALACAT CITY, Pampanga –– The Aurora provincial government recorded three new deaths related to COVID-19 earlier this week, bringing the total death toll to 36.
In its latest bulletin, the Aurora Emergency Operations Center said an infected Barangay San Luis resident died on Wednesday May 26, while two more died of the disease on Tuesday in the towns of Baler and Dinalungan.
Aurora is the last of the seven provinces in central Luzon to have a COVID-19 case in 2020.
As of Wednesday, the provincial government registered seven new confirmed cases and 14 recoveries.
Of the total of 905 cases, 725 have recovered from COVID-19.
The capital Baler has 45 active cases, followed by Maria Aurora with 24 and Dipaculao with 22 active cases.
The city of San Luis has 18 active cases, the cities of Dingalan 10, Dilasag and Dinalungan two each, and Casiguran only one active case.
All tourist activity along the coastal towns is suspended, with the exception of Dipaculao, which is aimed at tourists from the province. The resorts of Maria Aurora and Casiguran are only open to their respective residences.
Despite their modified general community quarantine status, the most relaxed form of community quarantine, the Aurora government continues to enforce strict border controls.
The province requires a valid ID, travel order, and itinerary for Authorized Outside Residence (APOR) from government agencies.
These private sector APORs are required to provide a negative result on the reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction test performed in the past 72 hours.
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