(UPDATED) Woman, 80, dies from Covid-19 in Rizal

(UPDATED). This story was updated to correct the age of the victim from 8 to 80.

AN 80-year-old woman from Taytay, Rizal had died from the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), the Taytay Municipal Health Office said on Sunday, March 22.

The woman was from Barangay San Juan.

The woman’s death was not among the mortalities reported by the Department of Health (DOH) on Sunday.

Details of the womanl’s death were not available. A video posted on the official Facebook page of the Municipal Government of Taytay Sunday did not include such information.

Taytay Municipal Health Officer Jeffrey Roxas said they have confirmed three Covid-19 cases in their town.

Aside from the woman, other patients are a 77-year-old male also from Barangay San Juan, who is admitted in a hospital in Metro Manila, and a 48-year-old female from Barangay Dolores, who is under home quarantine.

As of Sunday, Taytay has 12 patients under investigation (PUIs) and 117 persons under monitoring (PUMs), Roxas added.

The WHO earlier warned that young people could also get infected, although older people are the most vulnerable to the disease. (Neil Jean Navarro/SunStar Philippines)