GENERAL SANTOS CITY – An American national married to a Filipina from this city was among those who reportedly succumbed to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the local inter-agency task force against COVID-19 reported here on Thursday, January 14.
The local task force said the 50-year-old American was also a retired agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). He died of pneumonia related to COVID-19.
He was among the new three fatalities in the city, including a 68-year old man and a 64-year-old woman, who also died of complications from pneumonia.
The city still have 96 active COVID-19 cases, and has recorded 66 fatalities.
The Department of Health (DOH) in Soccsksargen region also reported on Thursday 20 new COVID-19 positive cases, including four medical frontliners in the city.
Local authorities have undertaken stringent health protocols to prevent the spread of the virus, including the prohibition of cockfighting and merrymaking in connection with the annual celebration of the Sto.Nino patronal fiesta on Friday, January 15.