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Ifugao’s capital logs first Covid death, second for the province

FIRST DEATH. The capital town of Lagawe in Ifugao logged its first Covid-realted death Monday, a 34-year old female diagnosed positive last March 29 and had been in isolation since then. Her case, however, progressed and was rushed to the Panopdopan District Hospital in Lamut, Ifugao where she died. Here, the vaccination drive in Ifugao started at said hospital in Lamut. Seen in photo from left are: DILG – Ifugao director Redge Mammag, Angelina Dalipog, representing Gov. Dalipog, and Ifugao Police Provincial Office director PCol. David Mairano. Photo by DILG - Ifugao

Ifugao’s capital town of Lagawe recorded its first Covid-related death today, April 6 and the second for the province.

A report of the Lagawe local government unit said the fatalty is a 34-year old female from Poblacion North of said town who was swabbed last March 24.

Her result came in on March 29 that showed she was positive Covid 19. She was brought to an isolation facility in the evening of March 29 and was showing mild symptoms at that time.

But her symptoms got worse and she was brought to the Panopdopan District Hospital in Lamut, Ifugao for admission on March 31.

As of 11 PM, April 5, Lagawe listed eight new cases. There are now a total of 122 confirmed cases in the municipality of which 60 has recovered and 62 active cases, including the one who died.

Ifugao as of 11PM, April 5, has 922 confirmed cases, of which 288 was logged during the Holy Week and a single day high of 152, the Department of Health – Cordillera reported.

DoH – Cordillera reports that 591 have recovered while 330 remain active.

Meanwhile, workers at the Provincial Capitol were ordered to be on work at home status effective Monday, April 5, until Thursday, April 8.

Gov. Jerry Dalipog signed Memorandum Order No. 2021 on Easter Sunday ordering the work at home arrangement due to the surge in Ciovid-19 cases and for the in-depth and capitol-wide disinfection.

Dalipog, however, warned all capitol works to be at home for they “are strictly prohibited from going outside of the province of Ifugao.”

He said violators will be marked absent and will be mete with necessary sanctions.

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