File photo from the Palawan Provincial Information Office.

[UPDATED] Cases of COVID-19 infections in Palawan has continued to decline as local health authorities attribute the trend to its ongoing vaccination program.

PIO Palawan posted on Facebook Thursday late morning that the number of COVID-19 active cases dropped at 144, citing the latest data released by the provincial health office.

Dr. Faye Erika Q. Labrador, provincial health officer of Palawan, related the lowering number of active cases to the continuous practice of minimum health protocol and the maximizing of covid vaccination program, resources and health services.

“We are very grateful kasi bumababa na ang cases natin sa Palawan and isa sa reason diyan is the vaccines na are being rolled out throughout the municipalities. Nakikita natin ‘yong effect talaga ng vaccines sa mga Palaweño. Though challenging talaga ang area natin considering the geographic isolation and disadvantaged area ng ating lalawigan compared sa ibang areas po,” said Dr. Labrador, while also encouraging the Palaweños to get vaccinated.

The Bayanihan, Bakunahan National Covid-19 Vaccination Days from November 29 until December 3 has recorded 81,267 total jabs in Palawan added to the 184,392 fully vaccinated individuals and 286,842 who received the first dose of vaccines.

Meanwhile, Provincial Information Officer (PIO) Atty. Christian Jay Cojamco recognized the frontline health workers for their dedication to give services since the pandemic has started.

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