Man, 61, was 12th Covid-19 death in Oro

CAGAYAN DE ORO. City Health Office Epidemiologist Dr. Joselito Retuya said the 61-year-old man, who died on September 6, is a known cancer patient. (Photo by City Information Office)

A 61-YEAR-OLD male from Barangay Gusa, who was one of the 17 new confirmed coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases in Cagayan de Oro City, died on Sunday, September 6.

The man was the 12th Covid-19 mortality in the city.

City Health Office Epidemiologist Dr. Joselito Retuya said the man is a known cancer patient who showed symptoms on August 27.

On August 28, he had a cough and on September 4, he was admitted to a private hospital due to difficulty in breathing.

The 61-year-old man was swabbed on September 6 and the result came out positive late evening of the same day. It was in the early morning of September 6 when he died.

The final diagnosis of the man included acute respiratory failure secondary to severe community-acquired pneumonia, acute hypoxemic respiratory failure, and hypertensive cardiovascular disease.

The City Health Office identified three family close contacts of the 61-year-old man, two of whom are his wife and child.

According to Retuya, both of them have manifested symptoms of the virus and are scheduled for swabbing.

Cagayan de Oro has recorded a total of 390 confirmed cases of Covid-19, wherein 265 are returning overseas Filipino workers/locally stranded individuals, and 125 are local cases.


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