SANTIAGO CITY, Isabela – A 31-year-old health nurse was confirmed positive of the coronavirus disease 2019 (CoVid-19) on Friday night, hiking the list to 26 cases in Cagayan Valley Region, the Department of Health (DOH) said.
Dr. Leticia Cabrera, DOH-Center for Health Development region officer-in-charge, said the nurse in San Agustin town had a travel history in Metro Manila where she worked as a health worker. She went home on March 30 and had a 14-day home quarantine.
However, she had consulted with the Santiago Medical City where she was confined on April 6 due to recurring dry cough and shortness of breath. Swab sample results found her positive for the disease.
Contact tracing is being done by health workers to track down those she had mingled with.
The new case has brought the total number of Covid-19 patients to 26, 18 of whom were found negative based on their third swab laboratory test results.
A pregnant woman in Alicia, Isabela has also recovered after getting a negative result in her third laboratory test, said Dr. Glenn Mathew Baggao, Cagayan Valley Medical Center(CVMC) hospital chief.
The woman’s stay at the CVMC has dragged on for days following complications on her blood due to low platelets. (PNA)