2 more Covid-19 cases in Baguio recorded

The city recorded two more cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) on Thursday, bringing the total to 43 here and 103 in the Cordillera Administrative Region.




But the city might have a possible third case and its second death since March 19 as the result of swab tests on a 54-year-old woman from Lopez Jaena village is still pending, Public Information Office chief Aileen Refuerzo said.




Refuerzo said the woman was declared dead at the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center where she was rushed earlier.




In a report, the City Health Services Office said the patient was hypertensive and complained of chest pain before she was brought to the hospital.




Because of her symptoms, her swab sample was obtained as part of the hospital protocol.




City Epidemiological and Surveillance Unit (CESU) head Dr. Donnabel Tubera said the fatality was included in the death column but as to the question whether she is Covid-19 positive or not remains to be a question.




The two new active cases are a 28-year-old policeman deployed in La Trinidad, Benguet, and resident of Poliwes barangay, and a 30-year-old female service crew from Purok 14, Lower Cypress, Irisan.




Mayor Benjamin Magalong identified the cop as Cpl. George Pumay-o, who is detailed at the La Trinidad Municipal Police Office (LTMPO).




Pumay-o, who agreed to reveal his name to fast-track contact tracing, learned that he was positive when he reported for duty on the night of June 17. He has no symptoms of the disease.




Pumay-o said since the March 17 enhanced community quarantine, the only place he went was to his place of duty, as a front-liner at the LTMPO enforcing control of barangays in lockdown in La Trinidad.




Once in the last two weeks, Pumay-o and his brother went to an internet service provider to apply for a connection.




Magalong said contact tracing, quarantine, disinfection, and medical protocols have been implemented in said barangays which have been declared under lockdown.




Source: Philippines News Agency

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