PHOTO CAPTION: Residents are reminded to never tire of following the minimum health protocols as the province of Aklan has recorded nearly 12,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic./iNEWS
KALIBO, Aklan–The number of coronavirus cases in the province of Aklan is nearing the 12,000-mark.
On September 5, the Provincial Health Office-Aklan reported 56 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the total number of cases in Aklan to 11,976.
The case bulletin also showed 301 deaths attributed to COVID-19 since the pandemic.
COVID cases in Aklan had ups and downs during the health crisis. The rolling average across seven days of new cases from August 30 to September 5 is 41, a 20 percent decrease from the previous week (August 23 to 29) of 51.
The seven-day positivity rate now stands at 32 percent, down from 34 percent of the previous week.
Coronavirus hospitalizations in the province have slowly decreased in recent days as well.
As of Sunday, Aklan has 59 residents hospitalized with COVID-19, down eight from September 1 and down 71 from August 23.
According to provincial data, Kalibo has recorded 2,863 confirmed cases and 113 coronavirus-linked deaths.
In Malay, there were 1,199 confirmed cases and 15 deaths.
The total number of COVID-19 cases identified in Banga is 1,018, while Numancia has 1,016 infections as of September 5.
Banga, Ibajay, and New Washington reported just under 1,000 COVID-19 cases.
The towns with the lowest number of cases are Buruanga with 172 and Libacao with 197.
The province crossed the 5,000 cases mark in early July and took a month to hit 10,000 in mid-August. (Boy Ryan Zabal/iNEWS-Aklan/Boracay Bureau)