ILIGAN CITY —– The Inter-Agency Task Force COVID-19 in Misamis Occidental province announced Thursday that a male COVID patient from Tudela town died Wednesday evening, April 15.
Patient (PH) 4085 was admitted on March 27 to the Mayor Hilarion A. Ramiro Medical Center in Ozamiz City after he had a check-up in a private clinic in the province last March 24 due to cough and difficulty of breathing.
He had a travel history to Cebu City according to Department of Health X Regional Director Dr. Adriano Subaan in a virtual press briefing on Tuesday.
Misamis Occidental Governor Philip Tan on his social media post said the 69-year old was on his 11th day after his COVID positive result was revealed on April 4.
“He was fine when I checked on him at 6pm last night (April 15). Wala siya hilanat (he had no fever) and his x-ray results were improving,” Tan said.
“Based on COVID-19 experience worldwide, a patient with COVID-19 usually gets worst on day 9 to 10 but he was doing well before he died on his sleep. Doctors suspect he died of cardiac arrest and not because of respiratory problems which is usually the cause of death for COVID patients,” he added.
The patient was swabbed to determine if he was still positive at the time of his death according to the governor.
Following the health protocol of the DOH, the cadaver was immediately buried Thursday.
“His wife was okay. She is in a home quarantine alone,” Tan said.
On April 10, Tan posted on social media that the COVID patient from Jimenez Town tested negative on his repeat confirmatory test and was discharged a day after.