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PUI in Marawi died while waiting COVID-19 test result

ILIGAN CITY —– A patient under investigation (PUI) of COVID-19 admitted at Amai Pakpak Medical Center (APMC) in Marawi City died Saturday afternoon, four days after his admission.

Dr. Alinader Minalang, chief of Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) in Lanao del Sur, said the patient died while waiting for the result of his COVID-19 test.

He was a brother of the patient who died on Sunday afternoon (March 22) at Adventist Medical Center in Iligan City and was buried at a quarry area in Barangay Bonbonon on Monday (March 23).

Minalang said the two siblings has another sibling admitted at APMC on Sunday afternoon together with a close relative. The two are considered PUIs for showing severe flu-like symptoms.

Their other sibling is also a COVID positive in a hospital in Manila who was the first to be hospitalized after coming home from overseas.

“The family went home when the lockdown in Manila was announced. They stayed in their house in Iligan where the symptoms were developed,” Minalang said in a phone interview.

As of 7pm of March 28, there are six PUIs admitted at APMC according to Minalang. Two of them were tested positive of the virus, two are waiting for their test result while the othes two are newly-admitted.

On March 17, a COVID patient died at APMC.

Another three PUIs died in different dates pending the result of their test result.

They were buried at Maqbarra Public Cementery in Barangay Papandayan Caniogan, Marawi City.

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