Senior citizen suspected of COVID-19 infection dies in Zamboanga del Sur
PAGADIAN CITY, ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR – A 64-year-old man suspected of having contracted the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) died last Sunday while admitted at the Margosatubig Regional Hospital.
The patient, who was from Barangay Poblacion in the municipality of Lapuyan, was the seventh suspected COVID-19 case in the province who died, the Zamboanga del Sur COVID-19 Task Force said.
He died of acute respiratory failure secondary to community acquired pneumonia with severe signs of COVID-19 symptoms.
Jeesrel Himang, information officer of the provincial COVID-19 Task Force, said the swab test result of the patient is pending.
Contact tracing is ongoing.
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