Pangilinan said the patient from Baguio City is admitted in a Level 3 hospital in the city and is in stable condition.
The first COVID case in Cordillera was a 39 year-old seaman from Abra. He is now recuperating at a hospital in Region 1.
There are 143 Persons Under Investigation (PUIs) recorded in the region, 141 are Filipinos. 73 of the PUIs already tested negative while 70 are awaiting results, including four who are highly presumptive positive COVID-19 patients.
As explained by Pangilinan, presumptive positive COVID-19 case is someone who has tested positive from the first confirmatory screening conducted by the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center. That test will be submitted for confirmatory testing at the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) to be confirmed as positive. Should the RITM finds the sample positive for COVID-19, it would be considered as positive case.
Pangilinan bared that there are also two deaths among PUIs in the region. One tested negative while the other has pending laboratory confirmation from RITM.
She said they expect more PUIs to be recorded.
She advised the public to follow the directive of the national and local government units, and health officials especially on the guidelines of the enhanced community quarantine. Stay at home and boost your immune system.
“Let us remember our values of honesty, obedience, cleanliness and cooperation. Take care of yourself and your family; stay at home and help contain and prevent COVID-19 transmission,” Pangilinan stressed. (JDP/CCD- PIA CAR)