Maguindanao’s Integrated Provincial Health office confirmed Tuesday its first coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) death.

The fatality is a 54 year old female from Sultan Kudarat who was suffering from chronic kidney disease and pulmonary tuberculosis. She has a travel history to Davao City where she had a medical consultation last August 4.

She was admitted at a hospital in Cotabato City on August 17.  She suffered a myocardial infarction on the fourth day of her confinement. Her rapid and swab tests both tested positive for Covid-19.

She died due to severe pneumonia.

Local authorities have conducted contact tracing and subjected to swab tests those who had close contact with the fatality.  Rommel F. Lopez