COVID-19 patient in NegOr dies

By: Florence Baesa - Correspondent/CDN Digital | March 15,2020 - 12:19 PM

Dr. Liland Estacion, ICS commander/ IPHO head. |  Photo by Florence Baesa

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental – The 62-year-old patient who tested positive of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Negros Oriental has died.

The Provincial Health Office here confirmed this in an interview with CDN Digital this morning, March 15, 2020.

Read: Dumaguete City COVID-19 patient in critical condition, 43 medical personnel isolated

Dr. Liland Estacion, head of the Negros Oriental Provincial Health Office, said the patient succumbed to the disease at 11:09 a.m. today.

Estacion, who is also the commander of the province’s Incident Command System, said the patient died while admitted to a privately owned hospital that is based in Dumaguete City and is the 9th COVID-19 fatality recorded in the Philippines.

Read: NegOr IPHO monitors 4 PUI’s including a man with travel history to San Juan City

The patient was a town councilor from Tayasan in Negros Oriental. He was the 39th confirmed COVID-19 case in the country.

Prior to being admitted to the hospital, the councilor visited Greenhills Mall in San Juan City in February where two other COVID-19 patients were traced to have also visited. / dcb

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