CAGAYAN de Oro City–Another patient was diagnosed positive with the COVID-19 virus Friday, bringing to a total of two COVID-19 positive patients currently confined in the state-owned hospital here.
The Department of Health (DOH) made the disclosure during a press conference about COVID-19 update in this premier port capital of Northern Mindanao.
Dr. Jose Chan, medical director, of the Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC), the only government referral hospital involving infectious diseases in the region, said that the patient was admitted to the hospital on April 9, 2020.
He said that the patient, a 68-year-old male, came from Marawi City, Lanao Del Sur, who has an exposure with his son who have a travel history in Manila.
Chan said the patient is in stable condition, but doctors are closely monitoring because the patient sometimes complained of difficulty in breathing.
The admission of suspected COVID-19 patients considered as Persons Under Investigation (PUI) at the NMMC has declined for the past weeks, leaving a total of only six patients.