MANILA, Philippines – Health authorities continue to ramp up its efforts to detect possible cases of the novel coronavirus.
As of Thursday, February 27, the Department of Health said it has probed 615 patients. Out of this number:
- 64 – admitted to hospitals
- 548 – discharged from hospitals
- 3 – confirmed cases
There is still no recorded case of local transmission in the country.
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 85 Filipinos confirmed to have the virus, but all are based outside the Philippines, including two in the United Arab Emirates, two in Hong Kong, one in Singapore, and 80 who were aboard a cruise ship quarantined in Japan.
So far, the virus has killed 2,744 and infected more than 78,500 people in China. Cases have been recorded in at least 33 countries. – Rappler.com