MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) continues to place patients under investigation for possible cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
As of Saturday, February 29, the DOH said it has probed 627 patients. Out of this number:
- 33 – admitted to hospitals
- 591 – 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||29|
|Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao||1|
There are at least 86 Filipinos confirmed to have the virus, but all are based outside the Philippines, including two in the United Arab Emirates, two in Hong Kong, two in Singapore, and 80 who were aboard a cruise ship quarantined in Japan.
So far, the virus has killed 2,838 and infected more than 79,389 people in China. Cases have been recorded in at least 50 countries. – Rappler.com