One more COVID-19 patient in Tala hospital –Malapitan

Published March 11, 2020, 12:00 AM

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By Joseph Almer Pedrajas

Caloocan 1st District Rep. Along Malapitan confirmed on Wednesday morning that there is one patient admitted at a government hospital in Tala who tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

“Matapos ang berepikasyon sa ating health officers, mayroong isang kumpirmadong kaso ng COVID-19 na na-admit sa Dr. Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital. [After verification with our health officers, we’ve confirmed that there is one case of COVID-19 at Dr. Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital],” Malapitan said in his Facebook page.

However, Malapitan said that the patient is from San Jose Del Monte City, Bulacan and not a resident of Caloocan.

Malapitan also said that there are three persons under investigation who are admitted at the same hospital after showing symptoms of COVID-19. He said, “two of them are from Greenhills, San Juan.”

“Patuloy po ang koordinasyon ng inyong lingkod at ang Pamahalaang Lungsod ng Caloocan sa Department of Health ([DOH] para sa mga magiging kaganapan. Nagpatupad na rin ang lokal na pamahalaan ng mga aksyon para masawata ang paglaganap ng virus sa ating lungsod [The local government of Caloocan continues to coordinate with the Department of Hospital. We have also implemented actions to fight against the virus in our city],” he added.

On Wednesday, the DOH released the list of basic information of 33 COVID-19 patients in the country, including a 58-year-old Filipina who is admitted at Dr. Jose Rodriguez Hospital. She has no travel history and experienced fever, cough and shortness of breath on March 9, according to DOH.