Albay records first death of COVID-19 patient

Published April 19, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Nino Luces

The Department of Health (DOH) Bicol announced on Sunday that Albay has recorded its first death due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Dr. Ernie Vera, DOH Bicol regional director, said that Bicol#19, a 74-year old from Legazpi City, Albay died while admitted at Bicol Regional Training and Teaching Hospital (BRTTH).

“Bicol#19 tested positive for COVID-19 last April 14. Said patient was the oldest among all the recorded COVID-19 positive patients in Bicol region,” Vera said.

Vera added that the patient had diabetes mellitus type 2, hypertension, and ischemic heart disease.

With the death of Bicol#19, the region has recorded a total of two deaths due to COVID-19.

 

 
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