37 new cases, 3 fatalities due to COVID-19 posted in Baguio City

Published October 23, 2020, 10:20 AM

by Zaldy Comanda

BAGUIO CITY – The city posted 37 new cases and three fatalities due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), but also logged 80 recoveries on Thursday, October 22.

The City Health Service Office (CHSO) said that, of the new cases, 28 were contact traced, including nine minors aged nine months to 12 years old; four on expanded testing, three were symptomatic, 2 others were work-related.

The reported death included an 82-year-old male admitted on October 14 at Notre Dame and Sacred Hospital due to chest pain, dyspnea and shortness of breath.

A swab made on October 15, and tested positive for COVID-19. He was intubated on October 17, and died on October 20.

Final diagnosis confirmed COVID-19, acute respiratory failure, myocardial infarction, and acute kidney injury.

The second fatality was a 65-year-old male, whose symptoms started to manifest themselves on October 5. He was swabbed because he was traced as a close contact on October 15, and admitted to the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center.

He succumbed on October 21 due to multiple organ failure, and acute coronary syndrome. Patient was a known hypertensive and diabetic.

The third fatality was a 38-year-old female, who was admitted at the Pines City Doctors Hospital on October 18 due to hemorrhagic stroke.

She tested positive on October 21, but died a day later. She was hypertensive.

Meanwhile, the city now has a total of 1,790 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 545 active, 1,221 recoveries and 24 deaths, as of 5 p.m., October 22.