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PH coronavirus watch: Suspected cases per region, as of February 23, 2020

Rappler.com
Based on the Department of Health's monitoring as of February 23, 2020

CORONAVIRUS SCARE. People line up to buy face masks in Manila. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

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
  • – 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
Ilocos Region 11
Cagayan Valley  36
Cordillera Administrative Region 28
Central Luzon 60
Metro Manila 204
Calabarzon 79
Mimaropa 17
Bicol 10
Western Visayas 38
Central Visayas 61
Eastern Visayas 18
Northern Mindanao 17
Caraga 3
Davao Region 23
Soccsksargen 3
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 cruise ship quarantined in Japan.

The World Health Organization earlier declared the outbreak an international emergency, warning that the novel coronavirus poses a “very grave threat.”

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