Red Alert: Ilocos Norte COVID cases continue to surge

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Ilocos Norte is on red alert after 11 out of its 23 cities and towns were classified as “red zones”, or areas with more than 20 active cases.

As of Friday, July 16, active cases in the province have climbed to 1,290 out of 5,118 since the start of the pandemic last year. The province has also recorded its highest single-day tally of 162 new cases

In a statement, Ilocos Norte Governor Matthew Manotoc said that majority of these individuals are isolating at home since COVID-19 centers 8′ the province are already full.

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