Dr. Glenn Matthew Baggao, medical center chief, said the 58-year-old male patient has several co-morbidities aside from being tested positive for COVID-19 to include acute coronary syndrome, acute myocardial infarction, coronary artery disease, and hypertensive.
As per latest update of the Department of Health (DOH) region 2, Nueva Vizcaya has the highest number of death cases with seven, three in Cagayan and two in Isabela.
As to COVID-19 cases in Cagayan Valley, DOH 2 Regional Director Rio L. Magpantay said there were already 976 total cases in the region in which 348 are active and 617 have already recovered.
Isabela province recorded the highest number of confirmed cases with 445, followed by Cagayan with 293, Nueva Vizcaya has abruptly increased to 197, Quirino has the lowest with only four cases while Batanes remains to be COVID-19 free.
Magpantay said of the 17, 313 specimen samples collected, there were 976 turned positive while 15, 350 were tested negative of the virus which resulted to 5.6 percent positivity rate.
He further said half of the active cases today are asymptomatic while 49 percent have mild symptoms, only one percent on severe condition while no one is in critical condition.
On his part, Regional task Force chair Dante Balao said despite increasing COVID-19 cases in the region, Cagayan Valley still belongs to the bottom when it comes to COVID-19 affectation among all regions in the country.
However, he urged officials and the public to be vigilant and cooperate to contain the further spread f the virus as local and community transmission is increasing in some parts of the region. (MDCT/OTB/PIA-Cagayan)
By Oliver T. Baccay