Elderly PUI patient dies in Pangasinan

Published May 1, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

DAGUPAN CITY — A woman listed as a probable coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) case, or a patient under investigation (PUI), died Thursday, five days after she was admitted at the Region 1 Medical Center.

A woman listed as a probable coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) case, or a patient under investigation (PUI), died Thursday, five days after she was admitted at the Region 1 Medical Center. (Photo via Liezle Inigo / MANILA BULLETIN)
A woman listed as a probable coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) case, or a patient under investigation (PUI), died Thursday, five days after she was admitted at the Region 1 Medical Center. (Photo via Liezle Inigo / MANILA BULLETIN)

DCPUI9+, an 87-year-old resident of Barangay Calmay, was the ninth PUI death reported in the city.

Dr. Ophelia Rivera, the city’s COVID-19 focal person, said the woman was brought to the R1MC on April 25, and a swab sample was taken from her the following day.

According to Rivera the patient, who had no history of travel, died because of septic shock secondary to community acquired pneumonia, high risk; COVID-19 probable; and had chronic kidney disease.

Health workers and barangays were helping each other in contact tracing among relatives and friends who she may have had interaction with.

The result of the swab test for polymerase chain reaction (PCR) detection was still pending when she expired.

 
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