June 24, 2024

All three coronavirus disease 2019 positive patients from Benguet province have recovered and are now in stable condition.

Discharged on April 11 or after 15 days of treatment at the Benguet General Hospital was the 34-year-old female overseas Filipino worker from Hong Kong. She is the lone patient to be treated of the disease at the provincial hospital. She is currently undergoing home quarantine for another 14 days, which is required for all Covid-19 survivors discharged from the hospital. 

Provincial Health Officer, Nora Ruiz, said the six-year-old Covid-19 survivor, who had a travel history to Calabarzon, was the first to recover at the Pines City Doctors Hospital.  

Ruiz said rapid test was done in her home where she tested negative of the virus.

The third survivor, a 40-year-old male worker admitted at the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center, was also discharged and has fully recovered. He lives in La Trinidad but works in Baguio City and was earlier sent to New Clark City in Pampanga to help in setting up the quarantine facility in the area.

Ruiz said the male survivor was quarantined at BGHMC upon arriving in the city where he tested positive of the virus. He was then discharged and is now in stable condition.

The other two survivors are also residents of La Trinidad. 

Ruiz said the immediate families of those who recovered have undergone tests.

There are no new cases of Covid-19 in the province since March 30. 

The Department of Health Cordillera reported that as of April 14, there are 793 suspect cases (formerly known as persons under investigation) in the province with 22 quarantined in hospitals, 252 under home quarantine, and 519 were discharged.

There are also 1,655 possible cases (formerly known as persons under monitoring) who have completed quarantine and 1,361 undergoing quarantine in the province. – Ofelia C. Empian