Father of Youngest COVID-19 Survivor In the Philippines Confirmed the Baby Died
YOUNGEST COVID-19 SURVIVOR IN THE PHILIPPINES – Ronnel Manjares, the father of Baby Kobe, confirmed that his son died.
A lot of countries across the globe now is dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic – one of it is the Philippines. The nation is under a community quarantine for several months now due to the outbreak of coronavirus.
The Department of Health (DOH) recorded 19,748 cases of coronavirus in the country. Out of the said total cases, 974 patients died in their battle against the disease while 4,153 have recovered.
The high-risk areas are under a General Community Quarantine (GCQ) now in the pursuit to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Most parts of the country are under a Modified GCQ now.
Visibly, COVID-19 exempts no one. Although the senior citizens are known to be more prone to contracting the disease, several cases proved that even those in their teenage years and those who are healthy and have no pre-existing conditions can acquire it.
In the Philippines, the youngest COVID-19 patient is Baby Kobe. He was just days old when he contracted the disease. He was admitted to the National Children’s Hospital and was eventually discharged upon recovery.
However, a sad update about Baby Kobe recently crossed the surface. Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, the youngest COVID-19 survivor in the Philippines died.
Baby Kobe was released from the NHC last April 28. However, in early May, he suffered from constipation so he was brought back to the hospital.
Speaking to ABS-CBN, Baby Kobe’s father Ronnel Manjares expressed that the doctor told him last night that his son needs to be intubated. Sadly, shortly after it, the infant died.
The family of Baby Kobe is financially struggling right now. Reportedly, the father admitted that he needs to get a ride from Alabang going to Quezon City to claim the body of his son at the hospital.
Condolences to the family of Baby Kobe.