UK COVID-19 Patient in the Philippines Dies, DOH Confirms
PHILIPPINES – PH recorded her first death case due to the UK variant of COVID-19.
Currently, several countries are still dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic as there are still fresh cases of the coronavirus disease detected daily. One of these is the Philippines.
More than 200 countries and territories have recorded cases of COVID-19. This disease has brought massive changes in PH. Nowadays, the wearing of face mask and the practice of social distancing when going outdoors are also part of the protocols.
Big gatherings are still not advised now and classes have yet to return to face-to-face mode. Students are being educated under blended learning process – through modules and online classes.
Unfortunately, amid the fight against COVID-19, a new variant of the coronavirus disease was detected in the United Kingdom (UK). Several other countries have also logged cases of the said new variant.
The Philippines is one of the countries that recorded cases of the UK COVID-19 variant. Unfortunately, recently, one of the patients died – the first death in the country due to the said coronavirus disease variant.
Based on a report ANC, Department of Health (DOH) Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire confirmed that Philippines recorded her first death case due to UK COVID-19 variant in Benguet. The patient was an 84-year-old from La Trinidad, Benguet.
“…died sometime in January, 3rd or 4th week of January. Apparently, nung kausap natin yung regional office namin, they said that the person never went out,” Vergeire said based on the report.
The DOH Undersecretary added that the person who died of UK COVID-19 variant in Benguet usually stayed at their home and had no contacts with other people. There is an investigation on the source of the infection.
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