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Coronavirus Update: Bacolod City reports the first death of COVID-19 patient

Bacolod City reports first death due to the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patient on Wednesday.

A previous report stated that the local government of Bacolod has confirmed its 5th case of coronavirus on March 28. The LGU has enacted several measures regarding the health crisis that the Philippines is experiencing right now.

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In the latest count, there are now 6 confirmed new coronavirus cases in the city. The first confirmed case of coronavirus in the city was reported on March 20.

Enhanced community quarantine was also implemented in the capital city of Negros Oriental. Following that, the liquor ban was also implemented. On April 1, the Department of Health (DOH) Region IV confirmed that a COVID-19 patient already passed away.

Based on the Twitter post of the official account of Manila Bulletin, the patient who died was 62 years old and has a travel history to Manila and was exposed to a confirmed COVID-19 patient.

The DOH-Western Visayas Center for Health Development, based on its official statement, said that the increasing number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the region could mean local transmission of the virus is already happening such as in Guimbal and Lambunao in Iloilo province and Bacolod City in Negros Occidental.

Here is the official statement from DOH Region IV.

As of April 1, 2020, the total confirmed coronavirus cases in the Philippines is 2,311 as 227 news cases were reported this day. Meanwhile, 8 patients have died which was added to the previous death toll of 96. 50 patients have recovered and one of them was reported on Wednesday.

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