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    80-year-old woman dies of COVID-19 in Taytay, Rizal

    MANILA, Philippines – An 80-year-old woman from Taytay, Rizal succumbed to coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Municipal Health Office of Taytay announced on Facebook Sunday.
    80-year-old woman dies of COVID-19 in Taytay, Rizal

    The woman was only confirmed positive of COVID-19 on Saturday following her death several days ago as the Department of Health (DOH) took nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swabs to verify suspicion.

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    When she was admitted at Angono Medics Hospital last March 10, the patient was complaining of diarrhea for four (4) days. She and her caretaker claimed that there were no history of fever for the past few days, travel nor close contact with any suspected or confirmed COVID-19 individuals.

    She was admitted for acute gastroentetritis with moderate dehydration and possible electrolyte imbalance.

    In a statement by the hospital, respiratory symptoms appeared the following day and on the third day, intubation aand mechanical ventilation were applied due to worsened condition.

    The case was informed to DOH and she was declared Person Under Investigation or PUI. The health department guided the hospital to contain the possibility of cross-contaminations.

    As her condition continue to deteriorate, relatives "opted to sign a waiver not to resuscitate the patient anymore, and she passed away on the fourth day."

    Taytay, Rizal also confirmed 2 more cases of COVID-19: a 77-year-old man also from Barangay San Juan who is now confined in a hospital in Metro Manila and a 48-year-old man from Barangay Dolores.

    The municipality is currently monitoring 177 patients (PUM) and 12 PUIs. Contact tracing is now ongoing.

    — The Summit Express

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