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Pampanga’s Covid-19 cases climb to 3, 1 dead

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga — Governor Dennis Pineda on Saturday confirmed three coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases in the province, one of them died at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Medical Center (OLMCMC) here last March 11.

Pineda said the first patient, named as PAMP 1, is a Grab driver from Porac town and was plying the Clark Freeport and Pampanga routes. He is presently confined in a Metro Manila hospital.

The second, PAMP 2, worshipped in a prayer room in San Juan, Metro Manila and was exposed to one confirmed Covid-19 case.

He said that PAMP 2 is now confined, quarantined and being treated at the Jose B. Lingad Memorial Regional Hospital, a facility managed by the Department of Health (DOH).

Pineda said PAMP 3 was reported by the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Medical Center (OLMCMC) through an official statement.

PAMP 3 was admitted on March 9 and died on March 11, but the test result was only confirmed on the night of March 13.

The hospital assured it has been taking infection control. PAMP 3’s neighbor has a history of travel to Singapore.

The governor said those who came in contact with these persons are being traced by the Provincial Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (PESU).
“I am appealing to my kabalen (townmates) who had recent travels abroad and who showed symptoms of Covid-19 to come to me and seek my help,” he said in a statement.

“Please remain calm. Stay at home as much as possible,” he added. (PNA)

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