Pregnant woman in Pilar, Sorsogon tests positive for COVID-19

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The Sorsogon Provincial Health Office announced that a pregnant woman from Pilar town has tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Governor Francis “Chiz” Escudero identified the woman as Aurea M. Losamia, 28 years old, from Calongay, Pilar.

“Losamia, who is on her last term of pregnancy, is asymptomatic and closely monitored by medical workers at the Sorsogon Provincial Hospital,” the provincial government said.

According to the province, Losamia with her live-in partner boarded a van for hire in Laguna together with seven other passengers last July 12.

Four passengers alighted in Albay, two in Pilar and one in Donsol. She and her partner were quarantined at the Putiao facility where she tested positive on the swab test.

The Provincial Epidemiology Surveillance Unit (PESU) together with the Provincial PNP are now currently conducting contact tracing among those who had close contact with Losamia.

Meawnhile, the provincial government also announced the recovery of a couple from the COVID19 virus, bringing the total of 10 recovered cases in the province.
Dr. Sherwin Amisola of the Donsol District Hospital handed the couple, Jerry B. Alanib, 43 years old and his wife, Josephine Abellar, 36 years old, their Certificates of Quarantine Completion which allowed them to go home to their residence in Barangay San Antonio, Pilar town.

Alanib and Abella, both working as security guards in Metro Manila, boarded a van for hire with eight other passengers and two drivers in Manila and arrived in Sorsogon last June 27, 2020.