2-yr-old girl, youngest COVID-19 fatality in Cagayan

Published October 31, 2020, 3:02 PM

by Liezle Basa Iñigo

CAGAYAN – A two-year-old girl became the youngest person to die due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the province.

According to the Provincial Epidemiology and Surveillance United (PESU), the young victim, tagged as CV 2749, was from Purok 3, Baculud in Iguig town in Cagayan. She was first monitored with a fever and had difficulty in breathing on October 22.

However, her condition worsened as she went to suffer severe pneumonia, and a heart ailment, before being rushed to the Cagayan Valley Medical Center (CVMC) on October 28.

Her swab sample was then taken, but she died at 10 p.m. also on October 28.

The result of her swab test came back the next day, confirming that she was positive for COVID-19.

The young girl was the 41st to have died from the viral disease in Region 2, and the eighth in Cagayan province.

She was also among the 14 new cases of COVID-19 which were reported on October 29.

There were 13 new cases tallied in Alcala, Tuao, and Lal-lo towns, as well as in Tuguegarao City. 

Local and community transmission were still identified as the cause for the newest batch of infections.

Among the new cases was a three-day-old female infant from Dalaoig, Alcala, who was having difficulty in breathing, and is now at the CVMC.