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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.

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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.

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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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