Dagupan City records fourth COVID-19 death

A 55-year-old woman in Dagupan City is the latest fatality here due to COVID-19, the fourth in the city, while four new cases have been confirmed on September 9.

The city’s information office identified the latest victim as a Filipina-Chinese businesswoman who owns a shop in the city’s main commercial district.

Dr. Ophelia Rivera, the city’s COVID-19 focal person, said the patient experienced diarrhea on September 6 and was admitted in a private hospital in the city two days later.

A reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test was done on September 9 and result showed she tested positive.

She died 20 minutes after being tested positive.

She was immediately cremated, following the health protocols set by authorities.

Meanwhile, four individuals – including a three-year-old child, also tested positive for COVID-19 on the same day.

The child was infected by two relatives who were also infected by another relative who was earlier diagnosed with COVID-19.

They are all from Barangay Calmay.

The city’s fourth case is a 26-year-old man from Mapandan, currently staying in Barangay Bolosan.

As of September 9, Dagupan City has recorded 22 active cases of COVID-19.

Meanwhile, the Magsaysay Fish Market in Dagupan, has been reopened after a 24-hour lockdown on September 10.

The local government closed the fish market in order to disinfect the area after three patients tested positive.

With its reopening, all fish vendors, workers, and others have been required to undergo rapid testing before resuming their places.

Dagupan City Mayor Marc Brian Lim also ordered the mandatory wearing of face shields along with face masks while inside the fish market. (Ahikam Pasion)

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