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2 COVID-19 positive patients in BARMM recovered, discharged

MARAWI CITY (PIA) — Two patients who tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 in Lanao del Sur have finally recovered and were discharged from Amai Pakpak Medical Center (APMC).

Dr. Saffrullah Dipatuan, Bangsamoro Government’s Minister of Health, announced this during the Bangsamoro Inter-Agency Task Force’s press briefing held Friday, April 3, in Cotabato City.

“Meron tayong positive na balita. Ang tinutukoy ko ay as of yesterday, two patients from Amai Pakpak Medical Center ay gumaling na at discharged from the hospital,” Dipatuan said.

[“We have positive news. What I’m referring to is that as of yesterday, two patients from Amai Pakpak Medical Center have been cured and discharged from the hospital.”]

The first patient, identified as PH490, is a 56-year old female from Marawi City with a travel history in Metro Manila. While the second patient, PH419, is a 61-year old male from Marawi City with a travel history in Metro Manila.

Their first results were released on March 23 and both tested positive for COVID-19. On March 30, after re-testing, their laboratory results tested negative and they were then discharged on April 1, according to Dipatuan.

Dipatuan also said all six positive cases of COVID -19 in the BARMM are from Lanao del Sur. Of the six, three died, two recovered, and one still on strict home quarantine.

Meanwhile, Lanao del Sur Provincial Governor Mamintal Alonto Adiong Jr. clarified that Lanao del Sur has no case of local transmissions.

“Wala kaming local transmission [sa Lanao del Sur dahil] ang lahat nang nag-positive ay galing sa labas,” he asserted.

[“We do not have a local transmission (in Lanao del Sur because) those who were positive came from outside.]

While AMPC, a Department of Health retained hospital in the region, has 14 isolation rooms, Adiong said they created additional temporary shelters as a quarantine area in anticipation of more confirmed cases (BPI/PIA ICIC)