1 new Covid-19 case in Ginatilan

THE Municipality of Ginatilan has reported one additional case of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) on Saturday, June 27, 2020.

According to the town's Facebook page, the latest patient, who is the third recorded Covid-19 patient in the area, is a dialysis patient and has been receiving treatment from the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center twice a week.

Upon every return from the hospital, the patient would be quarantined at an isolation center.

However, as he arrived in the hospital on Wednesday, June 24 to receive treatment, he had difficulty breathing.

The patient was immediately admitted to a hospital. He was also swab tested on the same day.

The Municipality Health Office said results arrived early Saturday and confirmed that Ginatilan Patient (GP) 03 contracted Covid-19. Contact tracing immediately took place.

GP03's wife is in Cebu City and has not returned to Ginatilan for a while. Authorities advised her and the driver who drove them to the hospital to self-isolate. (RDR)