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Dorm-mate of Bataan’s 1st Covid-19 case tests positive too — Gov Garcia

Mar 21, 2020 @ 20:03

The Department of Health has confirmed Bataan province’s second confirmed case of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), a 24-year-old male who was staying at a dormitory in Manila, according to Gov. Abet Garcia.

The patient, identified only as PH303, is reportedly the companion of the first Covid-19 patient of the province, PH64, a 32-year-old male who was living in the same dormitory, the governor said.

He is currently being treated in a hospital in the province after showing symptoms of respiratory illness, Garcia said on Saturday.

“Ang Provincial Health Office (PHO) ay patuloy na nangangalap ng karagdagang impormasyon at nagsasagawa ng contact-tracing sa pangalawang kaso ng Covid-19 positive patient sa lalawigan,” the governor said.

“Ayon sa huling health update, patuloy na bumubuti ang kalagayan ni PH64 M32, at maaaring sa lalong madaling panahon ay makarecover at tuluyan nang gumaling,” Garcia said.

As of Saturday, there are now 4,475 persons under monitoring (PUM) and 231 patients under investigation (PUI) in Bataan, according to the Bataan health office.

“Muling nanawagan po ako na manatiling mapagmatyag at mas makabubuting pag-ibayuhin ang pag-iingat,” Garcia said.

“Nakikiusap po ako sa ating mga kababayan, manatili tayo sa ating mga bahay at magpractice ng social distancing sa lahat ng oras,” he said.

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