Ecija’s youngest COVID-19 patient, 24-day-old baby, recovers

By: - Correspondent / @AMGalangINQ
/ 08:13 PM July 09, 2020

CABANATUAN CITY—Nueva Ecija’s youngest COVID-19 patient, a 24-day-old baby, has recovered and was reunited with her mom, according to authorities in the province.

The baby girl is from the village of San Isidro in the town of Santa Rosa.


Her mom had tested negative for SARS Cov2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, but her father was o home quarantine. It was not clear why the father was quarantined.

The baby was initially admitted to the Gonzales General Hospital, a private health facility in San Leonardo town but was transferred to the state-run Dr. Paulino J. Garcia Memorial Research and Medical Center in this city on July 2, according to the provincial task force on COVID-19.


Nueva Ecija has already recorded 88 COVID-19 cases after a sea-based worker and a couple from this city tested positive for the virus.

The 33-year-old seaman is a resident of Imelda, a densely populated village here.

He was examined as a requirement for his job on July 7 and the result was released on July 8, it was learned.

The couple, a 39-year-old woman and her 41-year-old husband, was from a subdivision here. They are on quarantine and people who had contact with them are being hunted.

At least 66 of COVID-19 patients here had already recovered.



For more news about the novel coronavirus click here.
What you need to know about Coronavirus.
For more information on COVID-19, call the DOH Hotline: (02) 86517800 local 1149/1150.

The Inquirer Foundation supports our healthcare frontliners and is still accepting cash donations to be deposited at Banco de Oro (BDO) current account #007960018860 or donate through PayMaya using this link .

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: #COVID19PH, baby, Coronavirus, coronavirus Philippines, Health, hospitals, Nueva Ecija, pandemic, Patients, Quarantine, recovery
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.