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8-month old infant and 3-year old boy died in Pangasinan who are listed as COVID-19 PUI

An eight-month-old baby girl and a three-year-old baby boy, both listed as patients under investigation (PUIs) in the cities of Dagupan and San Carlos, respectively, in Pangasinan, Philippines have died.

According to a report from the Dagupan City Public Information Office, the baby girl, was admitted to a private hospital on April 14 and died a day later after she suffered from cough, fever and seizures.

A throat swab taken from her had been sent to a hospital accredited by the Department of Health (DOH) to do the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) test using the reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test.

On the other hand, in San Carlos City, a three-year-old baby boy who was a PUI died on April 14. The baby from Barangay Meztizo Norte, was admitted to the Pangasinan Provincial Hospital with an initial diagnosis of pediatric community-acquired pneumonia and acute gastroenteritis.

Meanwhile, even with the enhanced community quarantine, the DOH has advised the public not to hesitate to go out of their homes if they need to seek necessary medical services.

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