Sorsogon records 1st Covid-19 death

The Department of Health Center for Health Development (DOH CHD) in Bicol reported the first coronavirus disease (Covid-19) related death in Sorsogon province on Tuesday, June 30, bringing to six the total number of patients who died as a result of the virus in the Bicol region.

The first fatality in Sorsogon was an 83-year-old woman, a resident of Gubat town with travel history in Quezon City.

She succumbed to the infection three days after first experiencing symptoms, the DOH said. She was the 114th case of Covid-19 in the region.

She first experienced symptoms on June 26, same day she consulted. She was admitted at the Metro Health Hospital in Sorsogon City.

She died on June 29, 2020 and was cremated immediately as a safety precaution.

The test result confirming she was positive for Covid-19 was validated on June 30.

Bicol#114 is the oldest recorded case in Bicol as of to date.

The DOH also reported four new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the region.

The total number of Covid-19 confirmed cases recorded in Bicol Region is now 114 with current active cases of 30.

The Bicol’s #111 and 112 are both from Naga City and close contacts of patients with local codes Bicol#91 and Bicol#92.

Bicol#111 is a 39-year old male who is a construction worker, while Bicol#112 is a 19-year old male. Both are asymptomatic and are now under quarantined.

The region’s 113th case is a 23-year old male whose permanent address is Gubat, Sorsogon. He currently resides in Sorsogon City hence case count is in the city.

He has a travel history from Cebu City. He first experienced symptoms on June 21 and is admitted in the hospital.

For four consecutive days now since June 27, the Interagency Task Force (IATF) in Bicol reported the highest number of coronavirus positive cases following the return of stranded Bicolanos in National Capital Region (NCR).

In the past few days, the DOH has been recording new confirmed cases almost daily.

In just eight days, from June 21, 2020 to June 28, 2020, 21 cases have been recorded, most of whom are Locally Stranded Individuals (LSIs) and their close contacts. But the highest Covid-19 cases was reported on June 27 with eight cases, June 28 with seven, June 29 with two and June 30 with four cases and one reported death.

The DOH warned that the number is expected to increase. Due to this, local government units (LGUs) are strictly advised to strictly follow protocols and in instituting measures to prevent further spread of the virus.

Among the six Bicol provinces, Albay has three reported death, Sorsogon, Camarines Sur and Camarines Norte with one each.