Last Updated on October 1, 2020 by ITPM
Follow the latest updates in this bulletin for Bulacan COVID-19 cases, as well as other related updates and measures. We have moved the daily journal of the Bulacan Provincial Health Office (PHO) report on COVID-19 cases to Latest Bulacan COVID-19 Virus Log Book (September 2020).
Read the daily log from the first case up to August 2020 in the first parts of the log: https://www.bulakenyo.ph/bulacan-covid-19-virus-journal-log-book-first-case-to-june-2020/ and https://www.bulakenyo.ph/bulacan-covid-19-virus-log-book-july-august-2020/
Quarantine Status: Return to MGCQ from October 1
In the public address of President Rodrigo Duterte in the late evening of 28 September, he has declared the rest of the country (including Bulacan) to move to / stay under Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) from October 1-31, 2020. The National Capital Region stays under General Community Quarantine.
As we move back to Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) starting October 1, 2020, as per the announcement of President Duterte, let us work together to make sure that cases will not spike. KEEP SAFE EVERYONE!
Sep 30 – Active at 1,637, with 5,724 COVID-19 Cases, 3,989 Recovered Patients, and 98 Deaths
After almost 7 months since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Bulacan, the cases still continue to increase daily. However, it’s not at a fast pace as before. Recoveries continue to increase, and is already MORE THAN the active cases in the province. Active cases are at 1,637; recoveries at 3,989 (69.7% rate), and deaths at 98 (1.7%). Total confirmed cases are at 5,724.
Here is the latest distribution. The top 3 areas with the most number of Bulacan Covid-19 active cases are: CSJDM, City of Meycauayan, and Sta. Maria. Note also that there has been a relatively big increase in the cases in the towns of Baliuag, Bocaue, Balagtas, and Plaridel. There has been a big number of recoveries in the City of Malolos as well.
Trend of Bulacan COVID-19 Cases
The number of active cases in the province start to FLATTEN for the entire month of August, and a slow increase in September. However, confirmed cases still continue to rise. For the first time since August 24, the recoveries also exceed the active cases.
Let us work together to ensure that quarantine guidelines continue to be followed even as the economy opens more and more, and Bulacan is eased towards less stringent quarantine protocol again.
- Practice proper hygeine and frequent handwashing
- Social / physical distancing, at least 1.5 meters apart
- Proper wearing of face masks – make sure that your nose and mouth are properly covered and there’s no space between the mask and your cheeks to make a good seal / vacuum
- Limited / no mass gatherings and social activities
The reopening has prompted both the increase in the risk of exposure to possibly asymptomatic people when they started to go out of their residences, mostly to go to work. This can also be due to the increase in testing both due to the increase in testing capacity, and the requirement of companies for testing for their employees that are returning back to work.
Comparing the number of deaths against the confirmed cases, we can clearly see that the death / mortality rate has consistently dropped (currently at 1.7%). This is a good indicator that there really are more people who are recovering from COVID-19.
With the move back to GCQ, we look forward to further increase in the recoveries for Bulacan COVID-19 cases. The recovery rate is now up back at 69.7%.
Timeline of the Community Quarantine Status of Bulacan
- Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) – declared with Luzon-wide ECQ from March 16 to May 15, 2020
- Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) – from May 16-31, 2020
- General Community Quarantine (GCQ) – from June 1-30, 2020
- Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) – from July 1-31, 2020
- MOVED BACK to GCQ – from August 1
- MOVED BACK to MECQ – from August 4-18, 2020 by President Rodrigo Duterte, after the appeal of the medical community and front liners
- General Community Quarantine – from August 19-31, 2020 as per the latest announcement of the President on the evening of August 17, 2020. This quarantine status was extended by the President and the IATF until end of September.
- MOVED TO MGCQ – from October 1 to 30, 2020, as declared by President Duterte late evening of September 28.
Bulacan COVID-19 Hotline
List of Hospitals in Bulacan
Bulakenyo.ph compiled a list of private and public (government) hospitals in the province of Bulacan. This is arranged according to their category (Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary) to help patients locate their preferred hospital based on their medical needs. Click on Look for Hospitals Near You: List of Private and Public Hospitals in Bulacan
PhilHealth Coverage for COVID related cases
According to their latest advisory, the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) will shoulder the full cost of treatment for all COVID cases until April 14, 2020. After the date, PhilHealth shall continue to provide financial coverage to COVID cases through a recomputed case rate.
Last April 7, 2020, PhilHealth President Ricardo Morales announced that COVID-19 patients who are admitted April 15 onwards will be covered by a case rate package divided into four categories.
- Mild pneumonia: P43,997.00
- Moderate pneumonia: P143,267.00
- Severe pneumonia: P333,519.00
- Critical pneumonia: P786,384.00
Make sure you also check the coverage from your personal health insurance provider.
Official Sources in Bulacan
Make sure that you verify your information with credible sources before sharing. For other updates on Bulacan COVID-19 cases, you can also follow the Bulacan Provincial Health Office on their Facebook Page. Check out this site as well for the Bulacan Covid 19 Stats: http://www.bulacancovid19.ph/index.php