ANOTHER patient under investigation (PUI) for coronavirus disease (Covid-19) died bringing the number of PUI deaths to three in Bacolod City.
The fatality was the 42-year-old man, a driver from Cebu and lived in the barracks.
Dr. Grace Tan, spokesperson of Bacolod City Inter-Agency Task Force against Covid-19, said the patient experienced fever and he also underwent swab test but its result is still pending.
The first PUI fatality in Bacolod City was the 60-year-old male patient who died due to difficulty of breathing on March 17 but was tested negative for Covid-19, while the second was the 62-year-old female patient who had a travel history to Manila and had an exposure to confirmed patient of Covid-19.
Tan said from February 2 to April 1, Bacolod City has a total of 34 PUIs. 27 of them were already discharged with improved condition.
As of April1, only four PUIs remain admitted in the city’s hospitals.
These include the 40-year-old male patient, who was tested positive for Covid-19 with travel history to Manila, and in critical condition; the 26-year-old female, with alleged contact with the person under monitoring (PUM) and in stable condition; the 60-year-old male with lung cancer with metastasis; and the 22-year-old female, a health care worker.
The task force also recorded a total of 2, 225 PUMs in Bacolod City. Of 2, 225, 1, 538 of them already completed the 14-day home quarantine while the 35 PUMs were nowhere to be found.
The task force earlier recorded a total of six patients who were tested positive for Covid-19 where the 56-year-old male patient who was first tested positive for Covid-19 was cleared on repeat swab test.
Other Covid-19 positive patients include the 40-year-old male, who is in critical condition; the 75-year-old male patient, who has travel history to Manila, now recovered as well as the 28-year-old, who has travel history to United States; 28-year-old male patient, who has an exposure to the 56-year-old patient, is also waiting for the repeat swab test result.