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BAGUIO CITY confirms first COVID-19 patient is an OFW from ITALY



BAGUIO CITY - Department of Health said on Monday that a 61-year-old woman who is an OFW from Italy is confirmed positive of COVID-19, which is first in the city of Baguio.

The said patient returned to the city last March 2 and now become positive of the virus, according to DOH Cordillera Regional Director Dr. Amelita Pangilinan.

Italy is now COVID-19’s worst hit country after the number of cases ebbed in China, where the pandemic started.

The woman showed symptoms of COVID-19 like cough and colds and has been admitted to the Baguio General Hospital. She is the second COVID-19 case in the Cordillera region.

Pangilinan said health authorities had started the process of contact tracing involving the woman’s family and relatives.
Records from the DOH showed that there are 143 patients under investigation (PUIs), or those showing symptoms, in the Cordillera as of Monday.

Forty-nine of them are on home quarantine while 52 were discharged from hospitals. The other 42 remain confined in different hospitals.

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