Covid-19 Update (May 21, 2021)

Covid-19 Update (May 21, 2021)

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The Office of the Mayor announced on Friday, May 21, twelve new positive cases of the disease. Total cases within the municipality is now at 222.

Case 211 was a 53 year old resident of Nagbunga. The patient was initially brought to the San Marcelino District Hospital (SMDH) due to stomach aches but was then forwarded to the Castillejos quarantine facility as their Rapid Antigen Test returned a “reactive” result. After only a day within the facility, the patient was transferred to the President Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Hospital due to persistent vomiting and high blood pressure. Tests revealed that the patient had severe pneumonia and Chronic Kidney Disease, and it was also confirmed that the patient was positive for COVID-19. Their health continued to decline before passing after two days in the hospital. The patient’s remains were promptly cremated.

Case 212 was a 67 year old resident of San Nicolas. They had diabetes and hypertension. The patient consulted with a private doctor practicing on a neighboring town and was advised to undergo a Rapid Antigen Test. Taking the test in the San Marcelino District Hospital, the patient was found to be reactive prompting their immediate transfer to the President Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Hospital. Further testing found the patient to be suffering from severe pneumonia succumbing to the illness three days after. Among the patient’s household who were found to be reactive to the Rapid Antigen Test are two of their grandchild, and daughter.

Case 213 and Case 214 belong to the same household in San Nicolas, one of which is a barangay official. The barangay official have been experiencing bouts of fever, coughing, and colds for a week. As their condition continued to get worse, they decided to get a checkup at the San Marcelino District Hospital where they were advised to undergo a Rapid Antigen Test. The test was administered by a private clinic on a neighboring town returning a reactive result which was swiftly reported to our Municipal Health Officer. As the barangay official was transported to the quarantine facility in Sitio Baring, contact tracing was immediately conducted on the patient’s spouse and children. The spouse was found to be reactive after undergoing the RAT, while their two children were non-reactive. The two patients were eventually transported to the President Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Hospital as their condition continued to worsen. An RT PCR test was conducted in the hospital which confirmed both patients were positive for COVID-19.

Case 215 is a 55 year old resident of Sta. Maria who was scheduled to travel abroad with their spouse. As a negative RT PCR result was required to fly overseas, the two went to Red Cross SBMA to undergo the test. There the patient was found to be positive for the disease, while their spouse was negative. The patient now is recovering in a private hospital in SBMA.

Case 216 is a 16 year old resident of Del Pilar. They are part of the contact trace of their mother who had previously been diagnosed with COVID-19. As they weren’t exhibiting any symptoms of the virus, the patient was initially reluctant to stay and recover in the quarantine facility but eventually relented after being told of the possible repercussions of spreading the virus.

Case 217 is a 53 year old resident of San Agustin. The patient was brought to the San Marcelino District Hospital after coming down with a fever. After getting a reactive result from the RAT, the patient was transported to the PRMMH to better monitor their condition. The follow up RT PCR test confirmed that the patient was positive for COVID-19, additional tests also revealed that they have pneumonia.

Case 218 is a dialysis patient who is a contact trace of a fellow patient of the same center in Olongapo. The patient was advised to undergo an RT PCR test at Red Cross Olongapo after getting soar throat. Results of the test confirmed that the patient was positive for COVID-19 prompting their immediate transfer to the PRMMH. Local authorities had also been informed at the time that the patient’s partner was working as a call center agent in Pampanga. Their partner was advised not to return to their home in Castillejos for the time being to avoid the possibility of infection. However, the partner refused to comply with the advisory, deciding instead to return to their house in San Juan. Currently, the patient’s partner is in quarantine at their own discretion within their house. It has also been reported that some of their housemates back in Pampanga had been diagnosed as positive for COVID-19 as well.

Case 219 is a 33 year old resident of Balaybay, working as a nurse in a public hospital of a nearby town. The patient came down with a fever with coughs and was suspected to have caught the illness due to the nature of their work. They have since been confined to the hospital that they are working at and subsequently underwent an RT PCR test which confirmed that they are positive for the disease.

Case 220 is a 45 year old resident of Balaybay. On May 6 the patient came down with a fever with coughing, and experienced lethargy. Two days after, on May 8, as their condition did not improve, the patient decided to get an injection from a medical worker operating on a nearby town. There, they were also advised to get another dose of an anti-viral vaccine in order to fully recover, which took place on May 12. However, the patient’s condition worsened, which led them to get treatment at the SMDH on May 16. The RAT administered on the patient returned a “reactive” result which prompted their transfer to the PRMMH where they are currently recovering. Due to their late treatment, the patient became afflicted with pneumonia, and further testing with the RT PCR confirmed that they were positive for COVID-19.

Case 221 is 63 years old, their address was not specified in the report released by the Office of the Mayor. On May 18 the patient received a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at the municipality’s vaccination site. Prior to getting vaccinated, the patient was interviewed regarding their health over the past week. According to the patient, they were healthy and had no symptoms whatsoever which allowed them to get the vaccine right away. However, the following day after getting vaccinated, the patient consulted with our Municipal Health Officer saying they were feeling unwell. Again, the patient was interviewed regarding their health and said that they had coughs days before getting vaccinated, then showing disparity between their response prior to and after getting vaccinated. The patient was examined and found that their body is filled with phlegm. They were immediately transferred to the PRMMH for further testing which confirmed the patient had pneumonia. The follow up RT PCR also confirmed that they were positive for COVID-19.

Case 222 is 34 years old and, like the previous case, their address was not specified in the report. They work in a shipyard in SBMA. The patient is part of the contact trace of their fellow workers diagnosed with the disease after attending an outing. Four of their coworkers who they had close contact with were confirmed positive for COVID-19. The patient started to show symptoms of the disease on May 17. Due to their condition and rising blood pressure, the patient decided to call in sick to work that Tuesday. On May 19, they underwent the RT PCR at Red Cross Olongapo which returned a positive result prompting their transfer to the PRMMH. Contact Tracing was immediately conducted and so far only one was found reactive to the RAT.

Below is the official announcement from OneCastillejos: