Latest reports of COVID-19 recoveries have pulled down Palawan’s numbers from a record high of 44 cases as of last week to only 28 as of Tuesday, July 7.

Three patient recoveries were reported in Busuanga today, following the earlier recovery of three patients in Coron, thereby making the Calamianes Islands COVID-19 free again.

One recovery was reported in Puerto Princesa City, which currently has 15 remaining active cases.

“Classified na as recovered ang ating tatlong COVID-19 patients dito sa bayan ng Busuanga since nag-negative na sila sa rapid diagnostic test (RDT) at asymptomatic na ang tatlo,” Busuanga Mayor Beth Cervantes told Palawan News.

The patients, a family of three including a 47-year-old father, a 46-year-old wife, and their 25-year-old son, were sent home early Tuesday.

“Before lunch kanina naihatid na sila ng IATF natin sa kanilang mga bahay kung saan sila io-observe naman ng kanilang mga Barangay Health Emergency Response Team (BHERT),” Cervantes added.

In Puerto Princesa, city incident commander Dr. Dean Palanca, in a separate interview, said that one COVID-19 patient was discharged on Monday by the Incident Management Team (IMT).

“Mayroon tayo kahapon ng hapon pinauwi na, recovered from COVID-19. Siya ay isang male na isang returning overseas Filipino worker (OFW). Siya ay nagpagaling ng almost 3 weeks sa ating facility at kahapn ng hapon at pinauwi na rin sa kanyang community para makasama niya na ang kanyang pamilya,” Palanca said.

As of 3 p.m., Tuesday (July 7), the island province has recorded a total of 46 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 17 recoveries, one death, and 28 active cases.

Of the active cases, 15 are in Puerto Princesa, eight in Bataraza, two each for Cuyo and Roxas, and one in Taytay.

(With reports from Ruth Rodriguez and Ruil Alabi)