One-Year-Old Child Who Died in Cebu Confirmed Positive for COVID-19

COVID-19 Test Result of Child in Cebu Who Died Last May 12 Released

CHILD – A one-year-old infant in San Fernando City, Cebu who died was confirmed positive for COVID-19.

The province of Cebu is one of the provinces in the Philippines with confirmed cases of coronavirus or COVID-19. In fact, Cebu City is one of those that are under a Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) now.

The Palace placed Cebu City, Metro Manila, and Laguna province under the MECQ. The rest of the country is under a General Community Quarantine (GCQ).

Everyone is reminded to stay at home if not for work or other essential purposes. Also, the wearing of mask is now a protocol and as well as the observance of social distancing.

Child in Cebu Died
PHOTO: Antara/M. Risyal Hidayat

Coronavirus or COVID-19 is known to easily infect the senior citizens, those who have low immunities, and those with pre-existing conditions. However, this disease does not exempt anyone.

Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, a child as young as one-year-old died in San Fernando City, Cebu. The patient was tested for COVID-19 and the result was recently released. The infant was positive for COVID-19.

San Fernando administrator Neil Papas expressed that it was last May 12 when the patient was brought to the Talisay District Hospital. The infant was diagnosed with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). Based on the report, on that same day, the patient died.

A swab sample of the child who died in San Fernando, Cebu was taken. The infant was laid to rest in Talisay City the following day.

Currently, contact tracing is ongoing regarding the first case of COVID-19 in San Fernando. More updates may be posted soon.

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