Sorsogon records 1st COVID-19 death

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LEGAZPI CITY –– Sorsogon province recorded its first coronavirus disease (COVID-19)-related death on Monday after an 83-year-old woman, a resident of Gubat town, succumbed to the disease three days after experiencing symptoms.

The Department of Health (DOH) in Bicol said the woman had a history of travel in Quezon City.

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The department did not specify her day of arrival but said that she first experienced symptoms on Friday.

The patient is the oldest known COVID-19 case in the region as of this writing.

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The DOH said in a statement that the woman’s swab result for COVID-19 was validated only on Tuesday, the day after she died.

This is the sixth coronavirus-related death in the region and the first in more than a month.

Before this new death, the last casualty, a 45-year-old man from Labo town in Camarines Norte, died on May 15.

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