Pangasinan records 3 new Covid-19 cases

Pangasinan records 3 new Covid-19 cases
DAGUPAN CITY – Five days after zero new cases for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in Pangasinan, the Provincial Health Office (PHO) has recorded three new cases in the province.
The additional cases as of 7 p.m. on April 15 are a health worker here, and two males from Urdaneta City.
In a statement posted on Facebook on Wednesday, Urdaneta City Mayor Julio Parayno III said the two new cases in their city are both males aged 52 and 24, from Barangay Poblacion, and are family members of a Covid-19 patient.
“They are now admitted to the Pangasinan Provincial Hospital recovering well and showing no symptoms,” he said.
He added contact tracing has started and closed contacts have been informed for them to undergo strict home quarantine and monitoring.
The Dagupan City Public Information Office (PIO) posted on Wednesday that the recent case in the city is a 29-year-old female from Barangay Mayombo and is the fifth medical front-liner in the city that has contracted the virus.
The new patient works at the Region 1 Medical Center (R1MC), where some of Pangasinan’s confirmed cases are admitted.
In a statement, the city’s Covid-19 focal person Dr. Ophelia Rivera said the nurse was exposed to a Covid-19 case at her workplace.
“She had a swab test on April 12 but the result was only released on April 15 by the Baguio General Hospital,” she said.
The patient went into self-quarantine since March 28, and was admitted to R1MC following the positive test result.
Dagupan City has seven Covid-19 cases as of April 15, but two have already recovered.
Meanwhile, an eight-month-old baby from Rizal Street has died suspected to be due to Covid-19.
The city’s PIO said the baby was admitted to a private hospital on April 14 as she was suffering from cough, seizures, and fever.
“She died at about 7:10 a.m. April 15. A throat swab taken from her had been sent to a hospital accredited by the Department of Health (DOH) to do the testing,” the PIO said.
The baby is the eighth Covid-19 patient under investigation (PUI) in the city.
Dagupan City has a total of 78 PUIs for Covid-19 as of 6 p.m. April 15, 16 of them are admitted to hospitals, 11 have been discharged, nine are under home quarantine, 32 have completed their home quarantine, two have recovered, while eight have died.
In the entire province of Pangasinan, the total 13 recovered Covid-19 patients have surpassed nine coronavirus-related deaths.
Governor Amado Espino III has urged Pangasinenses not to be complacent as he reminded them to stay home and adopt health safety precautions to prevent them from contracting or transmitting the virus.
He also commended front-liners in hospitals, law enforcement personnel, and other sectors. — Source: By Ahikam Pasion / PNA.GOV.PH

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