By Jonathan Hicap
Muntinlupa City now has 27 confirmed coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases including four deaths.
According to the Muntinlupa City government, the positive cases rose to 27 on March 30 from 26 on March 29. The number of deaths also rose to four: three from Bgy. Ayala Alabang which covers the upscale Ayala Alabang Village, and one from Bgy. Putatan.
The Department of Health (DOH) identified the fatalities in Muntinlupa as patient PH366, the country’s 46th death from the virus, who was a 63-year-old Filipino male with no travel history and who was confirmed positive on March 21 and died on March 23 from acute respiratory failure, community-acquired pneumonia, sepsis, and COVID-19.
Second is patient PH571, the 48th death in the country, who was 72, Filipino female, with unknown travel and exposure, who tested positive on March 23 and passed away on March 26. She died of acute respiratory distress syndrome secondary to COVID-19 pneumonia and septic shock.
Third fatality is patient PH587 (73rd death), who was 79, Filipino male, with no travel history who was confirmed positive on March 24 and died on March 29 from acute respiratory failure secondary to COVID-19 pneumonia.
Of the 27 confirmed cases in Muntinlupa, eight are from Bgy. Ayala Alabang including three deaths, followed by five in Bgy. Putatan: two from Soldiers Hills and one each from Lower Putatan, La Charina and Express View Villas.
Bgy. Poblacion has four cases consisting of one from Katarungan Village and three from Camella Homes. Bgy. Cupang has three, all from Alabang Hills Village, and Bgy. Sucat also has three from Purok 2 and 3, and a condominium. One case each is recorded in Ridgeview in Bgy. Tunasan; Purok 1 in Bgy. Bayanan; a condominium in Bgy. Buli; and Filinvest in Alabang.
In addition, there are also 282 persons under monitoring (PUM) and 145 persons under investigation (PUI) consisting of 119 under home quarantine and 26 admitted at a hospital.
The Asian Hospital and Medical Center in Alabang, Muntinlupa has reported that as of March 30, there are 29 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 35 PUIs currently admitted in the facility. Eight patients have been discharged and five were awaiting admission. A total of 15 professional and hospital staff are under quarantine. Since Jan. 23, it has screened 459 PUIs.