ZAMBOANGA CITY: The local Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) coronavirus disease (Covid-19) on Saturday reported another death due to the disease, bringing the city’s death toll to 12.
In a Facebook post, the local IATF said the 12th mortality identified as ZC343 is a 61-year-old female from Barangay Tetuan. She died on Friday due to respiratory failure brought about by high-risk community-acquired pneumonia.
Covid-19 cases in the city have reached 359 as local health authorities have also recorded three additional cases as of July 16.
The task force said the active cases now total to 158, with 189 recoveries.
The 11th Covid-19 death identified as ZC358 is a 75-year-old male from Barangay Culianan, who died at the Mindanao Central Sanitarium on July 11 due to acute myocardial infarction and high-risk community-acquired pneumonia.
The task force said two of the three new cases are identified as ZC357 and ZC359.
ZC357 is a 40-year-old female from Barangay Tetuan and a close contact of ZC 340, a 50-year-old male from the same village.
ZC357 is asymptomatic and admitted at the government-owned Zamboanga City Medical Center (ZCMC).
The task force said ZC359 is a 38-year=old female from Southcom Village, Barangay Calarian. She has mild symptoms and isolated at the Euntes isolation facility in Barangay Sinunuc.
Meanwhile, out of the 158 active cases, 82 are from the community, 21 are from the Zamboanga City Reformatory Center (ZCRC), 49 are locally stranded individuals and six are returning overseas Filipinos.
(Teofilo Garcia, Jr./PNA/SRNY/RSP)