Bacolod records youngest COVID fatality

Bacolod City has recorded its youngest coronavirus fatality, a one-year-old baby boy from Barangay 30.

This was confirmed Thursday, November 12, by City Administrator Em Ang, also the executive director of the Emergency Operations Center, who said that it was not known where the baby contracted the disease.

She said that the baby had experienced diarrhea for several days, one of the symptoms of coronavirus disease, but it was only later that he was brought to the hospital.

On November 5, he was rushed to The Doctor’s Hospital, but died of severe dehydration, diarrhea, and septic shock, she said.

Ang said the patient was tested for COVID as symptoms were present on the boy.

His test results came out two days after his death, on November 7.

The boy belongs to an extended family of about 13 members. His father, grandfather and uncle, when contact traced and swabbed, also tested positive and are now in the city’s isolation facility, she said, adding the whole household of the baby was also on lockdown.*

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