CAGAYAN DE ORO, Philippines – The daughter of Patient 40 (PH40) who died recently from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) also confirmed positive of being infected.
This was revealed by the Department of Health chief epidemiologist Dr. David Mendoza on Wednesday, which now brings the number of cases recorded in Region 10 to five.
Dr. Mendoza said the daughter, age 27 and a resident of Marawi City, contracted COVID-19 while taking care of her father when he was still confined at the Northern Mindanao Medical Center.
The daughter and wife were both placed on quarantine after PH40 was confirmed to be positive. The wife had tested negative of the virus.
PH40, originally from Lanao del Sur, was a resident of Pasig City. He returned to Mindanao and was transferred to NMMC on March 8 after undergoing treatment for two weeks in Iligan City.
The patient was confirmed to have been infected on March 11 and died two days later.
Two more patients confined at NMMC were also diagnosed to be infected with the coronavirus.
One is a 51-year old female from Marawi who had been confined since March 13. She had a history of travel to Guandong, China; Dubai and Manila.
The other patient, a 71-year old male from Cagayan de Oro, is the first patient to have come from the city. He was admitted on March 16 who had traveled to San Juan on March 7. The patient had put himself under self-quarantine after arriving home. (davaotoday.com)