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Dumaguete resident dies after Cebu City brain surgery, coronavirus infection

/ 07:00 PM June 29, 2020

DUMAGUETE CITY—A resident of this city died in a hospital days after she arrived from Cebu City where she had brain surgery.

Test results released on Sunday (June 28) showed that the 66-year-old woman from the village of Taclobo, Dumaguete City was positive for the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

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Dr. Liland Estacion, assistant provincial health officer, however, has yet to disclose the direct cause of the patient’s death.

The patient arrived in Dumaguete City last June 10 and was admitted to the Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital four days after.

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She died on June 23.

The patient was among three residents of Negros Oriental who contracted the virus after arriving from Cebu, now emerging as the country’s coronavirus epicenter.

The other cases involved residents of Mabinay town and Guihulngan City.

The Mabinay native is a 21-year-old woman who was repatriated from Talisay City, Cebu province on June 21.

The Guihulngan City resident is a 79-year-old man who came from Tisa, Cebu City, which is among the villages with the most COVID-19 cases.

Because he showed symptoms of the disease, he will be admitted to a private hospital in this city, Estacion said.

Among the patient’s direct contacts are his 27-year-old son-in-law and his grandchildren aged nine and 11 years old. They are now in isolation at the quarantine facility designated by the Guihulngan City government. This is the first time that the city had recorded a coronavirus case.

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Estacion said all local government units in Negros Oriental have begun contact tracing to identify those who came in contact with the three new patients.

As of June 29 the province has six COVID-19 cases, one fatality and one recovery.

The newest recovery is that of a fisherman from Bindoy town who tested negative for the coronavirus after a third test. He had been in isolation for more than a month since he and his 150 fellow fishermen arrived in Negros Oriental on May 17 from Manila via fishing vessel Philip D.R.

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