Abra reports first COVID-19 death

By: - Correspondent / @kquitasolINQ
/ 10:46 AM August 01, 2020

BAGUIO CITY – Abra has recorded its first coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) death on Friday.

The 85-year old female patient from Danglas town succumbed to complications linked to COVID-19 Friday night at the Abra Provincial Hospital Isolation Unit, according to the Provincial Epidemiology Surveillance Unit of the Provincial Health Office.


The patient was stranded in Antipolo City when tight lockdown measures were imposed last March.

She exhibited COVID-19 symptoms when she returned to Abra.  Her swab test result showed that she contracted the viral respiratory illness.


As of August 1, Abra has 9 active COVID-19 cases, although 10 other patients have recovered.

Individuals travelling to Abra will be required to undergo a rapid test and  present pertinent documents, such as a  Health Declaration Form,  medical certificate as well as a valid ID at the triage center of the province.


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