BAGUIO CITY April 06 – A 6-year female from Benguet and a 73-yeard female from Baguio City, who are considered to be the youngest and oldest Corona virus Disease (COVID) 2019 patients in the Cordillera, were able to recover from the deadly virus and were subsequently given the needed clean bill of health by health authorities after testing negative for the same recently.
DOH-CAR regional director Dr. Amelita M. Pangilinan said that the 6-year old female from Benguet who had istory of travel to Cavite underwent home isolation under strict supervision of health authorities while the 73-year old female from Baguio City was all smiles after being recently discharged from a private health facility in the city.
The youngest and oldest COVID patients in the region were among the 7 confirmed cases who were already able to recover from the deadly virus after the region recorded 20 cases, 14 in Baguio City and 3 cases each in Benguet and Abra.
Pangilinan reported that those who were able to recover from the contagious virus were a 61-year old Baguio resident who arrived in the city from Italy last March 2, 2020; a 52-year old resident of Manila who travelled to Baguio City; a 70year old female who is a resident of Manila but travelled to Baguio City, a 55-year old male who is a resident of Manila but travelled to Baguio city; a 39year old seaman from Manabo, Abra who arrived in Abra last March 8, 2020 and the 6-year old female from Benguet and the 73-year old female from Baguio City.
The DOH-Car official claimed that with the accreditation of the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC) as an independent sub-national testing laboratory, there will be real time determination of COVID cases while awaiting the results of the backlog that had been earlier submitted to the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM).
By Dexter A. See