A patient who has tested positive for the coronavirus disease yesterday has decided to reveal her identity to the public for contact tracing purposes. She disclosed her identity through a post released by the Public Information Office of Baguio City today.
Kathreen del Rosario is a 31-year-old female resident of Barangay Camp 8, Baguio City. She works as a nurse at the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC) OB-Gyne Ward section. She is currently 18 weeks pregnant.
According to del Rosario, she underwent a swab test on August 12, 2020 after being exposed to a co-worker who was a confirmed COVID-19 case. She found out that her results were positive after calling the BGHMC Infectious Diseases Unit the following day. She was then transferred to the BGHMC isolation unit.
Since she was residing with her husband and parents, they will also be swab tested in the next coming days.
Del Rosario is one of the 25 COVID-19 cases that were recorded in the city yesterday.
Read the full statement below:
“I am Kathreen del Rosario, a 31-year-old nurse at the BGHMC OBWard section, currently residing with my parents and husband in Camp 8. I am also 18 weeks pregnant.
I was swab tested for Covid-19 on August 12 since I was exposed to a co-worker who was found to be positive for the disease.
The following day, August 13, just after having lunch at home, I got a call from the chief nurse asking how I was. I told her I was feeling fine.
A little later, I noticed a missed call from the BGHMC infectious unit head which made me worried. I called her and asked If I tested positive which she sadly confirmed. She told me that an ambulance would pick me up and bring me to the BGHMC isolation unit. I immediately packed my things even if I felt that my world was ‘shattering all around me’.
Although I am worried not only for my health but more so for my unborn child, my husband and parents, I have faith in the Lord that we will come out of this situation victorious.
I am very thankful for the continued support of my BGHMC family and to the city government especially Mayor Benjie for his recent order warning the public not to discriminate against those who are found Covid-19 positive and their families.
I am asking the people of Baguio for their prayers not only for myself but for my family and others who are going through the same trial as well.
My husband and parents will be swab tested in the coming days and please pray with me that they will be found negative of the disease.”