TACLOBAN CITY- Taranganan’s youngest patient afflicted by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is fully recovering.
This was disclosed by Mayor Arnel Tan who commended the boy’ as ‘very courageous’ who was placed at the town’s isolation facility as part of the protocols.
“Our youngest COVID-19 patient, a 9-year old boy, is now fully recovering from the infection and is now out from the Municipal isolation facility and recently attended the community reintegration process,” the town mayor said.
Tan said that despite being the youngest among the patients, the boy was very courageous and well-disciplined in following necessary protocols that are being implemented inside the facility.
He never feared being isolated amidst his young age. Instead, he showed determination in fighting the disease until his full recovery, added Tan.
“Such very commendable attitude for a young one,” he added.
The town is the first area in the region to be declared by the Department of Health to have a local transmission of COVID-19 cases on April 27.
Tarangnan had its first two confirmed cases on April 7 involving personnel of the 10-bed Tarangnan Community Hospital who got the virus from their co-worker, a doctor from Calbayog City, who recently traveled to Metro Manila.
On April 28, Mayor Tan issued Executive Order 8 placing the entire town under total lockdown, restricting the movement of its over 25,000 people.
The lockdown took effect until June 15.
On June 16, 4 news cases were recorded from Tarangnan town with one positive repeat swab.
To date Tarangnan has 35 total number of COVID-19 cases, 6 active cases, 2 under-recovery facility and 27 total number of individuals being re –integrated to the community. (LIZBETH ANN A.ABELLA)