Central Mindanao Newswatch – local newspaper
MALAYBALAY CITY (March 03) – Another resident of the city has died due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) related complications on March 2.
The fatality is confirmed case no. 548, a 67-year old female, a resident of Purok 6, Brgy. Laligan, with no travel history and experienced shortness of breathing.
She was one of the 22 confirmed cases reported on Feb. 18.
Mr. Sammy Langub, information officer of the city government, on March 3, said the senior citizen died while under medical care at Bukidnon Provincial Medical Center (BPMC) in Malaybalay City.
He disclosed that the 13th fatality was buried at the New City Public Cemetery in Purok 4, Brgy. Poblacion on March 2, the day she died.
As of March 2, Valencia has recorded total confirmed cases of 589 with 32 active cases due to 11 new cases, 544 total recoveries, and 13 deaths.
Meanwhile, Mr. Langub said Valencia is a pilot in the first inoculation program of the government. He said, most likely, the vaccination for health frontliners in the city will be held next week upon the arrival of the vaccines.
On March 1, the national government has started the first inoculation program in Manila using the Sinovac vaccine donated by China government. The 600,000 doses of the vaccine delivered in the country on Feb. 28.
The national government said the vaccine intended for Mindanao will be delivered in Davao City on March 5 to 6.
Mr. Langub said they are expecting that from Davao City, the vaccines will be transported to Valencia City soon.