PUI, who died prior to release of COVID-19 results, tests positive

Published March 18, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Zea Capistrano

DAVAO CITY – The person under investigation (PUI), who passed away Tuesday morning at the Amai Pakpak Medical Center (APMC) in Marawi City, tested positive of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), the Department of Health (DOH) confirmed.

Burying the PUI at the Maqbara Provincial Public Cemetery in Marawi City. Photo courtesy of the Provincial Government of Lanao del Sur
Burying the PUI at the Maqbara Provincial Public Cemetery in Marawi City. (Photo courtesy of the Provincial Government of Lanao del Sur / MANILA BULLETIN)

According to the latest DOH COVID-19 Case Bulletin issued by the health department 4 p.m. Wednesday, PH 201 was the 15th death in the country due to COVID-19.

The 58-year-old male patient was admitted at the AMPC on March 10, and died after seven days with physicians not knowing if he was positive for COVID-19 or not.

And it was only a day after he died that the DOH finally announced that the cause of the death of the patient was acute respiratory distress syndrome secondary to having the COVID-19.

The DOH said the patient also had a pre-existing diabetes mellitus, and had traveled to Malaysia.

Bangsamoro Parliament Member Zia Alonto Adiong said the patient was buried past 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Maqbarah Provincial Public Cemetery.

 
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