Public Health Advisory: Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte
Municipal Health Office
Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte
16 July 2020
PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY
The Municipality of Kauswagan recorded two more confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). A couple from barangay Kawit Occidental had tested positive on rt-PCR confirmatory tests.
Kauswagan Patient 14 is a 61-year old male and Patient 15 is a 60-year old female.
Based on travel records, Patient 14 has a travel history from Kauswagan to Iligan City on 18 and 25 June and from Kauswagan to Cagayan de Oro City on 1 July. Patient 15 had traveled with Patient 14 to Iligan City on 25 June.
Within three days upon return to Kauswagan on 1 July, Patient 14 presented symptoms such as chills and sore throat associated with cough and was admitted at a local hospital in Lanao del Norte and discharged four days later.
On the other hand, Patient 15 experienced shortness of breath on 12 July and was brought to a hospital in Iligan City on 13 July. At such point, both patients tested positive on SARS-CoV2 on rt-PCR swab test.
On 14 July, Patient 15 experienced severe shortness of breath and was brought to the Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC) in Cagayan de Oro City. Unfortunately, Patient 15 did not survive and passed away on 15 July.
Patient 14 is currently recovering from the disease in a hospital in Iligan City.
Both patients have pre-existing conditions.
Family members and neighbors who had direct contact with the two patients have been submitted to swab testing and awaiting confirmatory test results.
DR. ARTHUR DALE LAGUERTA
OIC - Municipal Health Office
Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte KAUSWAGAN COVID-19 HOTLINE
(0955) 543 - 0544
(063) 227 - 1029 (MHO)
(063) 227 - 1580 (DRR)