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COVID-19 ‘suspect’ dies in Palawan

By: - Correspondent / @RVMirandaINQ
/ 09:31 PM May 09, 2020

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY — The Department of Health (DOH) MIMAROPA recorded one death of a COVID-19 “suspect” in Palawan on Saturday.

The region MIMAROPA stands for Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan.

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Dr. Mary Ann Navarro, a provincial health officer, said the patient, who had known comorbidity, was from a southern municipality. The patient was swabbed and awaiting test results.

Further details on the person were yet to be disclosed as the case is still under investigation.

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From among MIMAROPA provinces, Palawan is second in terms of having the highest casualty rate at 10.98 percent with 29 deaths out of 264 reported COVID-19 cases. Topping the list is Oriental Mindoro at 13.59 percent with 56 deceased patients out of 412 reported cases.

The island province has 67 cases of COVID-19 suspects, 17 of whom were admitted in different hospitals while 50 were under strict home quarantine, as of 3 p.m., Saturday, May 9.

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