COVID-19 patient CV27 in NegOr recovers
DUMAGUETE CITY, April 16 (PIA) — Negros Oriental’s COVID-19 patient CV27 has been discharged from the hospital.
Assistant Provincial Health Officer and Hospital Incident Command System Commander Dr. Liland Estacion confirmed this in an interview with the media recently.
Estacion said CV27 was discharged on April 13 from the private hospital where the patient was admitted and was brought to the patient’s residence in the northern part of the province.
“I was able to talk to the attending physician ug niingon siya nako na recovered na siya clinically and naa man siya duha ka negative swab test mao na iyang gipapauli (I was able to talk to attending physician who told me that the patient has clinically recovered. Aside from this, the patient has two negative swab tests that’s why the doctor decided to discharge him from the hospital). If you saw the picture, the patient was walking when the patient went home,” Estacion said, referring to photos which circulated on social media showing the hospital staff sending off the said patient.
Estacion said the patient, who is 69 years old, will be continuously monitored to ensure the patient’s full recovery.
Meanwhile, based on the Provincial COVID-19 Health Monitoring Report issued 6:00 p.m. of April 15, the number of persons who are asymptomatic and are under monitoring and quarantine is now at 621, while the number of persons with Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) is at four.
Persons with Moderate Acute Respiratory Infection (MARI) is currently at three while persons with Inluenza-Like Illness (ILI) without co-morbidities is at 22 and persons with ILI with co-mobordities is at six.
The number of asymptomatic persons who were monitored and completed the 14-day quarantine is at 13,737.
Estacion noted there was a steady decrease in COVID-19 cases in Negros Oriental upon the imposition of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ).
“Ang ECQ naay positive effect (the ECQ has a positive effect),” she said.
The ECQ in Negros Oriental started on April 3, 2020.
However, the Provincial IATF-EID has passed a resolution recommending the extension of the ECQ.
“The reason for the extension is that we have not yet flattened the curve. Karon pa man atong curve nanaog (Our curve has just started to go down). We have to flatten it first and then per the recommendation of other private doctors, we have to wait because other provinces are still in quarantine and if we open, mass exodus will be coming here in the province. We have to synchronize with other provinces,” Estacion explained. (ral/PIA7-Negros Oriental)