Central Luzon’s COVID-19 cases surpass 4,000 mark
According to the Department of Health’s August 21 bulletin, the number of COVID-19 cases in Central Luzon has surpassed the 4,000 mark. A total of 4,023 cases have been confirmed in the area. 2,227 cases are all from Bulacan, making it the province with the highest cases, followed by Pampanga with 628 cases and Bataan at third with 562 cases.
Bulacan also recorded the highest number of deaths at 65, Pampanga at second with 20, and Bataan at third with 16 deaths. An increase in the number of confirmed cases were also recorded in provinces including Nueva Ecija (264), Zambales (134), and Tarlac (129). Out of the 4,023 cases, 400 are still admitted in government hospitals while 1,653 have been discharged to complete the 14-day quarantine at home. 
Subic Gym offered for isolation of infected workers
Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority offered Subic Gym, now a community isolation facility, for the isolation of workers at the Subic container terminal who tested positive for COVID-19. SBMA Chairwoman Wilma Eisma mentioned this in a meeting last Wednesday, August 19, along with the officials of the Department of Health, the World Health Organization, and the Subic Bay International Terminal Corporation. As per the latest count, a total of 29 workers tested positive for COVID-19. Eisma emphasized that SBMA has long prepared the Subic Gym as early as April for this kind of scenario. The gym was converted into a 32-bed isolation facility complete with work and rest quarters for medical personnel. 
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