According to Dr. Rene Bagamasbad, the number of active cases in the province stands at 6,824, 61 percent higher than the 2,500 active cases on July 31.
He said the number of cases has increased because the provincial government has speeded up the COVID-19 testing.
“Nag-increase ang contact tracing at saka marami ang pinapa-test ngayon ang mga bawat municipality,” said Bagamasbad.
A new death was also recorded, bringing the total number of deaths due to COVID-19 in Laguna to 1,765.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the total number of cases in the province has reached 61,850.
Calamba, Sta. Rosa, San Pedro, Biñan, Cabuyao and San Pablo in areas with high numbers of cases.
Bagamasbad also encouraged the people of Laguna to get vaccinated because many of those who test positive do not have the vaccine.
Many vaccines are coming to Laguna, but the problem is that the residents are buying the vaccine.
About 400,000 are considered fully vaccinated in Laguna.
Active COVID-19 cases in Laguna rose to 6,824
Meanwhile, Laguna Governor Ramil Hernandez announced that he was positive for COVID-19.
According to Hernandez, he is in-home quarantine and is experiencing mild symptoms.
“Bahagi na ng ating trabaho bilang public servant ang pakikisalamuha sa maraming iba’t ibang tao sa araw-araw. Kaya nga po siguro kahit lubos ang aking pag-iingat ay hindi na rin naiwasan na ako ay mag-positibo sa COVID-19,” Hernandez said.
(It’s part of our job as public servant to mingle with different people every day. That’s probably why, despite my precautions, I still tested positive for COVID-19.)
Hernandez assured that his work would continue.
“At magsilbing paalala na rin na mag-ingat, laging sumunod sa mga health protocols, at magpabakuna,” Hernandez said.
(And this should serve as a reminder to others to take care, follow health protocols, and get vaccinated.)
Laguna is under modified enhanced community quarantine until the end of August.