By Joseph Almer Pedrajas
A 25-year-old woman who was about to give birth when she was admitted at a Navotas City hospital for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has recovered from the disease.
Navotas Mayor Toby Tiangco made the announcement Wednesday night and said that the twin babies of patient Judy Ann Sarabia have tested negative for the disease.
Sarabia underwent two weeks of confinement before she was discharged, the city public information office (PIO) said.
“[She] was symptomatic when she was admitted at the Navotas City Hospital on April 4 for a caesarian operation. She was tagged as a person under investigation and was confirmed on April 8 to have contracted the disease,” the PIO added.
Sarabia is the sixth resident of Navotas City who has recovered from COVID-19. Tiangco expressed hopes that more would follow.
“May every recovery inspire you more to protect and preserve the life of every Navoteño. Despite the danger and the hardship, may we all continue to fulfill our duty and keep the fight against COVID-19,” Tiangco said as he expressed his gratitude to all health workers and other front liners.
As of April 22, Navotas already has 25 confirmed COVID-19 cases with six recoveries, nine admitted at hospitals, four under home quarantine, and six dead.