Negros councilor dies of COVID-19

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first_imgOther people then catch COVID-19 bytouching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth,said WHO.  “Mayroon nang community quarantine sa bayan ngTayasan. All councilors of Tayasan and some [from] Negros Oriental na nakasamaniya sa Councilors League [ay] under quarantine din,” he added. Patient 39 was initially confined atthe Ace Doctors Dumaguete, Inc. hospital. Greenhills was where Patient 5 – whoeventually died a few days before Patient 39 – used to frequent to pray at aprayer hall, according to the Department of Health. He visited Greenhills Shopping Centerin San Juan City flying back to Tayasan on March 1. People can also catch COVID-19 if theybreathe in droplets from a person with COVID-19 who coughs out or exhalesdroplets. This is why it is important to stay more than one meter (three feet)away from a person who is sick, it added. He was considered immune-compromisedas he was a kidney transplantee. He attended a flag-raising ceremony at Tayasanon March 2 and the graduation ceremony of Tayasan elementary students before displayingCOVID-19 symptoms. Negros Oriental governor Noel Degamosaid the 62-year-old councilor, identified by the Department of Health (DOH) asPatient 39, succumbed to the disease at 11:09 a.m. Three of 15 people in the provincesuspected of carrying the virus tested negative, while 264 are being monitored. MANILA – A Negros Oriental towncouncilor, the first confirmed case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) inthe Visayas, died yesterday. According to the World HealthOrganization (WHO), people can catch COVID-19 from others who have the virus.The disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from thenose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales.These droplets land on objects and surfaces around the person. The most common symptoms of COVID-19are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains,nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms areusually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t developany symptoms and don’t feel unwell. Mark Angelo Llosa, chief of Negros OrientalProvincial Hospital where the councilor was confined, said in a separateinterview that the councilor likely had multiple organ failure and was set tobe cremated yesterday. WHO said most people (about 80percent) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around oneout of every 6 people who gets COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and developsdifficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problemslike high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely todevelop serious illness./PN The patient was a councilor fromTayasan who went to Manila on Feb. 26 to attend the Philippine CouncilorsLeague convention. last_img

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