BACOLOD

PUIs cleared in Bacolod now 28

ABOUT 28 patients under investigation (PUIs) for coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Bacolod City were already discharged with improved condition.

Dr. Grace Tan, spokesperson of Bacolod City Inter-Agency Task Force against Covid-19, said yesterday that from February 2 to April 3, Bacolod City has a total of 34 PUIs.

Of 34 PUIs, 28 of them were discharged with improved condition and sent home with appropriate instructions from the hospitals and to be followed up by the Barangay Health Emergency Response Team (Bherts).

Tan said as of April 3, only two PUIs remain admitted in the city’s hospitals. It includes the 40-year-old male patient who was earlier tested positive for Covid-19, and the 26-year-old female, with alleged contact with the person under monitoring (PUM) and in stable condition.

The task force also recorded a total of 2, 331 PUMs in Bacolod City.

Of 2, 331 PUMs, 14 of them developed with mild symptoms and 1,923 of them already completed the 14-day home quarantine, while the 57 PUMs were nowhere to be found.

From February 2 to April 3, Bacolod City has 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.

Bacolod City also recorded a total of four PUIs expired where one of them was tested positive for Covid-19.

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, 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. She was tested positive for Covid-19.

The third fatality was the 42-year-old man, a driver from Cebu and lived in the barracks. He experienced fever and he also underwent swab test but its result is still pending, and the fourth fatality was the A 60-year-old male patient who died on April 1 and had a travel history to Manila.


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