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Fifth COVID case confirmed in Capiz

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Roxas City reported a new confirmed case of coronavirus disease (Covid-19), bringing the province’s total to five.

Governor Esteban Evan Contreras said the patient is a 63-year-old male resident of Barangay Dayao.

He had a history of travel to Metro Manila and arrived here on March 16 via Clark, Pampanga to Malay, Aklan flight. (https://bit.ly/34IE9nH)

The patient – previously labeled as high risk contact No. 4 and person under investigation (PUI) No. 46 – was exposed to Covid-19 confirmed cases No. 3 and No. 4, Contreras said in a statement.

His specimens, which were sent to the Western Visayas Medical Center (WVMC) in Mandurriao, Iloilo city, tested negative twice for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the causative agent of Covid-19, using a Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) machine on April 3 and 9, respectively.

The 63-year-old male was then transferred to Iloilo City for advanced medical management due to severe clinical manifestation. He was still considered what was previously called a PUI and went for a third RT-PCR testing, which yielded a positive result for SARS-COV-2.