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Nurse who assisted patient ‘PH744’ in Nueva Vizcaya tests positive for COVID-19

By: - Correspondent / @VillVisayaJrINQ
/ 09:41 PM March 28, 2020

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya — A male nurse who assisted a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patient in this province was also tested positive for the disease, local health officials said.

Dr. Napoleon Obana, chief of the Region 2 Trauma and Medical Center, said the nurse is the province’s second COVID-19 case.

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Obana said the patient was asymptomatic when his swab samples were submitted for test. He was immediately isolated at the hospital.

The man could have contracted the virus from patient PH774, a 65-year-old man from Solano town who died on March 22.

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The nurse had no travel history outside Nueva Vizcaya but had attended to patient PH774, the province’s first COVID-19 case.

Edited by JPV

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