106-Year-Old Filipino Recovers from COVID, Becomes Oldest Filipino to Beat the Virus

A man from Baguio City just became the oldest Filipino to beat COVID-19, according to the Baguio City Health Office.

The centenarian was first admitted into Baguio General Hospital 11 days ago after showing symptoms of the coronavirus. According to Baguio City Health Officer Dr. Rowena Galpo, the Barangay Irisan resident was only showing mild symptoms, but was admitted right away because of the vulnerability posed by his age. Thankfully, he recovered quickly, and was released from the hospital today, October 20th.

Baguio Unsplash Carmela Asistio (1)Baguio. (Image: Carmela Asistio via Unsplash)

He is now the oldest Filipino to have been infected and also recovered from COVID-19. As of writing, Baguio has 589 active cases and 1,704 total cases.

Baguio City has also announced recently that they are now considering accepting tourists from around Luzon starting October 23rd. In a statement, Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong said, “We may consider accepting tourists from other regions in Luzon starting October 23 but limited to 200 per day—to be increased gradually.”

Baguio initially opened its borders last October 1st, but only to tourists from Region 1. Read more about it here: Baguio City to open to travelers from Luzon

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