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COVID-19 death toll in Sorsogon now at 15

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The Province of Sorsogon has recorded another coronavirus disease fatality, bringing the death toll to 15.

A 73-year-old lawyer was the 15th person to die due to the dreaded disease in the province, according to the Provincial Health Office.

“Nagpaabot ng pakikiramay si Governor Chiz Escudero sa pamilya ni Roberto Torres Labitag na mula sa Sampaguita Village, Piot sa lungsod ng Sorsogon,” said the Capitol.

“Si Labitag na nakarehistro bilang Sorsogon Patient No. 261 ay nakakitaan ng mga simtomas tulad ng ubo, lagnat at panghihina ng katawan at agad na-admit sa isang pribadong ospital noong Oktubre 17 Kinunan siya ng unang swab sample noong Oktubre 19 at negatibo sa COVID-19 ang resulta,” it added

“Sinundan ng pangalawang pagkuha ng swab sample noong Oktubre 23 kung saan nakumpirma na positibo ito sa COVID-19 at sa kasamaang palad ay namatay ito umaga ng Oktubre 24,” it also said.

Sorsogon has now a total of 264 COVID-19 cases. 63 remains active while 186 have already recovered.