Kagayanon, 2 Marawi residents test positive for Covid-19

MANILA. A worker wearing a protective suit disinfects the city hall in Marikina, east of Manila, Philippines on Friday, March 13, 2020. (AP)

A RESIDENT of Cagayan de Oro and two residents of Marawi City are the newest cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Northern Mindanao.

The three new cases bring the total number of Covid-19 cases in the region to five, with one fatality.

The three new cases involve a 71-year-old male from Cagayan de Oro City who was admitted on March 16; a 51-year-old female from Marawi City who was admitted on March 13; and a 27-year-old female from Marawi City who has direct contact with a confirmed positive case.

The 71-year-old man, who is a resident of one of the numbered barangays of Cagayan de Oro City, had a history of travel from Manila last March 7. He arrived in Cagayan de Oro on March 12.

He has pre-existing conditions, including hypertension, benign prostatic hyperplasia, and chronic cardiac diseases.

On Tuesday night, March 24, the Department of Health-Northern Mindanao also announced a 46-year-old man from Masiu, Lanao del Sur who also tested positive for Covid-19. (PJO)


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