Bulacan records its 2nd COVID-19 death
SAN ILDEFONSO, Bulacan, Philippines — The 89-year-old father of the first Bulacan fatality who died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has also died due to the same virus, the Bulacan Public Health Office (PHO) announced on Saturday, March 21.
Dr. Jocelyn Gomez, PHO director said Patient 304 contracted the virus from his son, a 65-year-old man who returned here from London in the United Kingdom.
The older man was admitted to the Jose B. Lingad Hospital in San Fernando City in Pampanga on Saturday, March 14 and he died on Friday, March 20.
His son, a resident of London, returned to the Philippines in the first week of March to attend a relative’s birthday celebration when he started displaying flu-like symptoms and was taken to the Medical City in Pasig City on March 10.
The first fatality tested positive on March 13 and died on March 17 from a lung ailment that worsened due to the coronavirus infection.
The first fatality’s father is not on the list of five confirmed COVID cases in the province.
Two of the COVID patients were recorded in the City of San Jose del Monte in Bulacan — a 58-year-old woman and a 33-year-old male, both employees in Greenhills in San Juan City, where some of the country’s first COVID-19 transmissions were recorded.
A third COVID patient is a 70-year-old woman in Guiguinto town who traveled recently from Japan.
As of this writing, Bulacan’s persons under investigation (PUI) has risen to 163 and its persons under monitoring (PUM) now total 468.
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