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Batangas mayor who tested positive for COVID-19 dies

/ 01:15 PM October 25, 2020

SAN PEDRO CITY — The mayor of Lian, Batangas died days after testing positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), officials said Sunday.

Isagani Bolompo, 68, died Saturday evening at the Lung Center of the Philippines in Quezon City, according to a report from the Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon (CALABARZON) police.

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Based on the report, Bolompo was first rushed to the Western Medical Center in Balayan town on Oct. 17 where the official tested positive for COVID-19.

Batangas health chief Rosvilinda Ozaeta, in a phone interview Sunday, confirmed this but said her office had yet to get a hold of hospital records that would indicate the cause of death.

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“Since last week, contact tracing by the local government (of Lian) had been going on,” Ozaeta said.

Bolompo, a medical doctor, served as Batangas health officer before he became mayor of Lian.

In April, the official was criticized for promoting a concoction of coconut oil, garlic, and calamansi supposedly to prevent COVID-19.

Health experts have yet to find any cure to the disease up to this day.

According to the Department of Health, Batangas recorded 8,988 COVID-19 cases, of which 1,379 were active as of Oct. 24.

It said 50,227 cases, of which 10,525 were active, were recorded in the entire region.

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