By Anthony Giron
IMUS CITY, Cavite – A 76-year-old man from Bacoor, Cavite became the province’s first coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) related death Friday, March, 20.
Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla confirmed the death of the patient at a health facility in the province.
Remulla said that two other COVID-19 positive patients, a 47-year-old women from Rosario town, and another 70-year-old male from Bacoor, were being closely monitored in health facilities in Cavite.
The number of CoVID-19 positive patients in Cavite now total nine, excluding the first case which has reportedly recovered and has been discharged from confinement.
Remulla made the announcement on the three positive CoVID-19 patients, including the deceased, on his Facebook account on Friday late afternoon.
In his Facebook message, Remulla called on the elderly citizens of Cavite to take extra precaution, and it would be best for them to just stay at home.
“Senior citizens are at risk. Please don’t go out and bring the virus home with you,” the governor said in his Facebook message.
Imus, Cavite’s capital, and Bacoor, the so-called province’s “gateway” to and from southern Metro Manila, were earlier placed on “lockdown” as a preventive measure against the virus.
Remulla earlier said that sterner measures would be implemented in the province to protect the citizens and ward off the virus in the area.
“The coming days will be critical. The orders of the national and local governments are meant to protect everyone,” Remulla said in a statement also on Friday, March 20.
Remulla said that sterner measures under the enhanced community quarantine would be enforced in the province on the days ahead.
Cavite, with eight districts comprising seven cities and 16 municipalities, is the most densely populated province in Luzon.