MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines is now ramping up its probe of people with symptoms to prevent the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus.
As of Wednesday noon, February 12, the Department of Health (DOH) has placed under investigation 408 patients under investigation (PUI). There is still no recorded local transmission in the country.
Out of this number:
- Tested negative – 208
- Pending test resutls – 197
As of this date, there have been 3 confirmed cases in the Philippines: one died due to severe pneumonia because of novel coronavirus while the two have since recovered and discharged from hospital confinement.
Below is the latest breakdown of the PUI cases per region. All numbers are from DOH’s nCov tracker.
|REGION||NUMBER OF PEOPLE PROBED|
|Cordillera Administrative Region||14|
Globally, the novel coronavirus has killed 1,018 and infected over 43,000 people across 26 countries. – Rappler.com