Magalong said that an individual in the city of Baguio had died with high indication that he had coronavirus.
Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong considers this week a critical one, as all the results of the confirmatory tests of the city's under investigation (PUIs) will be released today.
He said there is also a case of highly suspicious PUIs of COVID-19 in the city that is currently under strict scrutiny.
Magalong said that an individual in the city had died with high indication that he had coronavirus.
As a result, the mayor reaffirmed citizens' compliance with the measures to prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
LATES UPDATE From DOH-CHD-CAR OIC Director Dr. Amelita M.Pangilinan via ASGIOCO:
March 22, 2020: The Mayor of Baguio, Mayor Benjamin B. Magalong announced that we have 3-4 positive cases of COVID-19 in Baguio.
These are PRESUMPTIVE POSITIVE COVID-19 cases and whether or not they will turn out to be CONFIRMED POSITIVE for COVID-19 later by RITM, we consider all ourselves high risk for the infection. We continue to protect ourselves and loved ones.
Stay at home, be obedient, be honest, observe social distancing and infection prevention measures!
The Mayor just wants us to be on our toes, proactive and do what the Health and local/ national Chief executives are saying to prevent further spread of this dreaded disease.
Rest assured that the Health Sector and the whole of society are doing everything in their capacity to contain this very contagious disease!