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1st COVID-19 Patient in Negros Occidental has been Discharged

In Negros Occidental, the first case of the pandemic coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-2019) had recovered from the disease and has been discharged from the local hospital on Wednesday.

Courtesy of Provincial Government of Negros Occidental Facebook Page

The woman was a 41-year-old government employee. She was admitted on March 19 after showing symptoms of the COVID-19. And was confirmed positive of the disease on March 24 after that she was confined for 11 days at the local hospital.

The woman was given by the Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City a  clean bill of health.

The hospital staff has sent the patient there well-wishes. However, she must undergo another 14-day self-quarantine in her hometown at Enrique B. Magalona.

Luckily the five household members who had close contact with the woman had tested negative for COVID-19.

As of now, Bacolod City caters to 7 positive cases and not under treatment in hospitals. However, Bacolod Mayor Bing Leonardia expects the people’s full cooperation and understanding to win the battle against this unseen enemy.

Meanwhile, Gov. Bong Lacson has declared the extension of the enhance quarantine for another 2 weeks which will end on April 30.

Globally there were 1,430,453 million people infected with COVID-19, while 301,385 have been recovered, and 82,133 death toll.

In the Philippines, the DOH recorded 3,764 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 8.

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