The Department of Health (DOH) COVID-19 tracker shows that there are confirmed cases affecting Filipinos as young as below nine years old and as old as over 80 years old.

​Age is said to be a big factor to survive the coronavirus disease 3029 (COVID-19) but while an 83-year-old patient has recovered, a seven-year-old died from the virus.

Tagged as Patient No. 3 from Sta. Rosa, Laguna, the 83-year-old woman, one of the oldest COVID-19 patients, initially thought she was going to die as her age makes her highly vulnerable to the virus.

But when informed of the good news that she is already COVID-19-free, she celebrated inside her hospital room saying, “Wag po nila (senior citizens) isipin na mawawalan na sila ng pag-asa dahil po ang Diyos ay hindi natutulog (Do not lose hope because God never sleeps).”

Meanwhile, a seven-year-old girl is the youngest fatality from the deadly virus.

The girl who resided in Barangay Inmalog Sur, San Fabian, Pangasinan expired on the day she was confined at the La Union Medical Center (LUMC) in Barangay Nazareno, Agoo, La Union, Pangasinan.

Mayor Constante Agbayani said the Pangasinan Health Office confirmed the girl’s positive result based on the results of a review conducted by the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM).

In Oriental Mindoro, a one-year and nine-month-old girl, the youngest (COVID-19) confirmed case in the country is scheduled to be discharged from the hospital today.

Tagged as Patient 14, or more popularly known as “Baby COVID-19”, the patient has fully recovered from pneumonia and other respiratory ailments.

Oriental Mindoro Governor Humerlito A. Dolor, said her laboratory test for her COVID-19 is still being prepared at the RITM but the mayor fervently hopes “that the re-test will be negative.” (Jojo Mangahis)