Baguio COVID-19 cases rise to 2

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BAGUIO CITY March 24 – The number of confirmed Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) cases in the city continues to increase following the recent confirmation done by the health department on the second COVID-19 case in the city.

Based on the latest advisory of the DOH-CAR that was released Tuesday afternoon, the latest confirmed COVID case in the city is a 57-year old female who had history of travel from Manila to Baguio City and had onset of symptoms last March 6, 2020.

The city’s second confirmed COVID case was earlier identified as PUI 66 who is in in stable condition in a Level 3 health facility in the city.



Earlier, the health department Monday confirmed the first COVID-19 case in the city to be a 61-year old female Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) from Italy who arrived in the city last March 2, 2020 and had onset of the symptoms of cough, colds and sore throat and underwent medical checkup last March 7, 2020

The city’s first COVID-19 case is also in stable condition in a Level 3 hospital in the city.

On the other hand, the 4 remaining presumptive COVID cases in the city include PUI 95 who is a 55-year old male who travelled from Makati City to Baguio City and had onset of symptoms last March 12 and was subsequently transferred to a Level 3 medical facility in Metro Manila; PUI 103 who is a 55-year old female who had history of travel from Quezon City, Manila and Baguio City and had onset of symptoms last March 10, 2020 but eventually died last March 18, 2020; PUI 121 who is a 31-year old male who had history of travel from Taguig City to Baguio City and had onset of symptoms last March 16, 2020 and is now in stable condition in a Level 3 health facility in the city and a PUI 125 who is a 49-year old male who had history of travel from Manila to Baguio City and is now confined in a Level 3 health facility in the city.

By Dexter A. See


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