Cagayan de Oro health office records 3 deaths, 2 recoveries

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THREE persons, two of whom were hospital deaths and one home death, died over the weekend, Cagayan de Oro City Health Office Epidemiologist Dr. Joselito Retuya reported on Monday, July 13, 2020.

Those who were tagged as "hospital deaths" include a 63-year-old resident of Upper Balulang, a 62-year-old female from Barangay Tablon and a 20-year-old female from a numbered barangay.

According to Retuya, the 63-year-old was admitted to a private hospital due to liver cancer and died at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 12.

The 63-year-old has no history of travel and his rapid diagnostic test result came out negative.

The 62-year-old woman was admitted to the JR Borja General Hospital on Saturday, July 11, and died at 8:15 p.m. on July 12.

She had a chief complaint of abdominal pain and was diagnosed with diabetes mellitus type 2, chronic kidney disease and hypertension type 2.

The woman was swabbed and the result came out negative. Her family initially opted for cremation, however, after her test result came out, they decided to bury her instead.

The third death is a 20-year-old female who died around 8 a.m. on Sunday, July 12. Her husband is a cellphone accessories and sunglasses vendor at Westbound Terminal in Barangay Bulua.

She has chief complaints of diarrhea and vomiting. According to Retuya, the woman experienced several episodes of loose bowel movement (LBM) the night before her death.

The 20-year-old female has no known comorbidities and did not exhibit any unusual signs or symptoms of the virus.

The woman is the sister of the 97th Covid-positive case, a 30-year-old woman who also experienced vomiting and several episodes of LBM.

The 30-year-old woman, who worked as a sidewalk vendor in Cogon Market, is currently admitted to the Northern Mindanao Medical Center.

Meanwhile, two more persons who tested positive for Covid-19 have recovered from the virus infection, bringing the total number of recoveries to 21.

Recovered are a 32-year-old male returning overseas Filipino worker (ROF) from the Middle East and a resident of Barangay Macabalan; and a 36-year-old female ROF from the United Arab Emirates and a resident of a gated community in Barangay Lumbia.


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