MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) continues to place patients under investigation for possible cases of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
As of Sunday, February 23, the DOH said it has probed 608 patients. There is still no recorded case of local transmission in the country.
Out of this number:
- 131 – admitted to hospitals
- 474 – discharged from hospitals
- 3 – confirmed cases
Of the 3 confirmed cases in the Philippines, one died due to severe pneumonia because of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new virus, while the other two have since recovered and are already out of the hospital.
Below is the latest breakdown of patients under investigation per region. All numbers are from the DOH’s nCoV tracker.
|REGION||NUMBER OF PEOPLE PROBED|
|Cordillera Administrative Region||28|
|Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao||1|
There are at least 55 Filipinos confirmed to have the virus, but all are based outside the Philippines, including two in the United Arab Emirates, one in Hong Kong, one in Singapore, and 51 who were aboard a cruise ship quarantined in Japan.
So far, the virus has killed 2,442 and infected 76,936 people in China. Cases have been recorded in more than two dozen countries. – Rappler.com