La Union town councilor, elderly woman recover from COVID-19

Published April 17, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Erwin Beleo

SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union – A councilor of Caba town in this province, and a 66-year-old woman from this city were reported to have recovered from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), according to the Department of Health in Region 1 (DOH-1).

Caba councilor Donna Crispino, 44, was declared clear after getting negative results for infection of the dreaded virus, first on April 6, then second on April 14.

“Having gotten my second negative result makes me officially COVID-19 free,” Crispino said in her social media account.

She also posted her medical certificate duly signed by their municipal health officer declaring she was deemed recovered by the DOH.

Crispino had undergone home quarantine from March 20 to April 14. She was confirmed positive on March 20.

The other recovery was a 66-year old female from Barangay Lingsat here, who was previously admitted at Lorma Medical Center last March 29 and was confirmed as COVID-19 positive last April 1.

Her first negative result was on April 9 and her second negative result was on April 10. She was discharged on April 14 and will follow strict 14-day home quarantine

Meanwhile, the province recorded another positive COVID-19 case in a 75-year old woman from Barangay Calumbaya in Bauang town, according to DOH-1 Wednesday, April 15.

The patient, who had no travel history and was not known to have had any contact with a COVID-19 patient, felt the onset of the illness on April, and consulted a doctor the same day.

He lab result released on April 15 confirmed she was positive for COVID-19.

The patient is currently admitted at Bethany Hospital and will be transferred to the Ilocos Training and Regional Medical Center (ITRMC) here.

La Union now has a total of 15 cases of COVID-19, six recovered, three on strict home quarantine, two admitted, and four fatalities.