DepEd Teacher in Sultan Kudarat Died of COVID-19, 4 Co-Teachers Tested Positive

DepEd Teacher in Sultan Kudarat Died of COVID-19, 4 Co-Teachers Tested Positive

Student got COVID-19 from face-to-face class, 45 classmates at risk

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“Her remains had been cremated Thursday night.”

A 61-year-old public school teacher in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat who was due to retire next year died Thursday morning from the 2019 coronavirus disease, Isulan Mayor Maritess Pallasigue said.

The teacher had complained of fever and mild cough. On Sunday, she was rushed by relatives to a hospital where she underwent swab testing for the virus and turned out positive.

The teacher attended a wedding last Saturday and a mass on Sunday at the town’s main church before she was brought to a hospital, Pallasigue said.

The teacher had close contacts with fellow teachers, relatives and neighbors aside from her husband, prior to her hospitalization, the mayor said.

65 teachers who had close contact with the patient and her husband, who is a school principal, are now undergoing quarantine. Four of them tested positive based on the rapid tests conducted by the town health office.

She added the town health office was awaiting the swab test result of the teacher’s husband.

One of the teacher’s daughters, a pharmacist working in a government hospital, was also infected.

“The situation is under control. All persons with whom the teacher had contact with have been traced,” she said.

She also appealed to all who may have had close contact with any of the late teacher’s family members and relatives to see the town health office.

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