Pregnant Quezon patient tests positive for COVID-19, hospital transmission dismissed

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LUCENA CITY — The head of the provincial government-run Quezon Medical Center here maintained that the woman from Lucban town who gave birth at the hospital and later tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-29) did not contract the illness from their medical facility.

 

“It is wrong to say that she got the COVID-19 at the QMC. Our suspicion (was that) she was one of the virus carriers at the hospital,” Dr. Rolando Padre, director of QMC, told the Inquirer.

 

Padre said the 39-year-old patient was one of the “asymptomatic carriers or with no symptoms referable to COVID-19” who passed the triaging procedures before her fo…

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The Philippine Daily Inquirer, popularly known as the Inquirer, is an English-language newspaper in the Philippines. Founded in 1985, it is often regarded as the Philippines' newspaper of record.

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