LEGAZPI CITY --- The coronavirus disease (Covid-19) on Monday, Apr. 27 has claimed the life of a 64-year-old female from Tabaco City, Albay province, bringing to four the total number of fatalities in Bicol, the Department of Health (DOH) regional office said.
Dr. Ernie Vera, DOH regional director and Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) chairman, in an interview on Tuesday said the latest Covid-19 fatality arrived in Tabaco from Quezon City on Mar. 11 and started to feel ill on Apr. 15.
She was confined in the Bicol Regional Training and Teaching Hospital (BRTTH) on Apr. 20 and tested positive of the virus two days after.
Vera said they are “still establishing complete contact tracing” to determine whether the fatality had come close to a confirmed Covid-19 case.
The DOH Covid-19 Tracker showed a total of 35 confirmed coronavirus cases in Bicol, with 26 recoveries, four still confined at two isolation facilities, one home-quarantined, and four Covid-19 deaths.
The region also has a total of 226 suspected cases who all tested negative for Covid-19. There are still 27 cases awaiting test results, 16 of whom are residents of Albay, four in Camarines Norte, five in Camarines Sur and two in Sorsogon. (PNA)