MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health has placed several people under investigation for possible cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus.
As of Friday, February 14, DOH said it has probed 455 patients. There is still no recorded local transmission in the country.
Out of this number:
- Tested negative – 386
- Pending test resutls – 66
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||21|
DOH Secretary Francsico Duque III on Friday said it is premature to assume that the crisis is stabilizing as “blindspots continue to characterize the virus.”
The novel coronavirus has killed over 1,380 and infected over 64,000 people across 26 countries as of Friday. – Rappler.com