PH coronavirus watch: Suspected cases per region, as of March 4, 2020

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PH coronavirus watch: Suspected cases per region, as of March 4, 2020

Based on the Department of Health's monitoring as of March 4, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Health authorities continue to ramp up efforts to detect possible cases of the novel coronavirus in the Philippines.

As of Wednesday, March 4, the Department of Health (DOH) said it has probed 662 patients. Out of this number:

  • 39 – admitted to hospitals
  • 620 – 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.

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.

Ilocos Region 13
Cagayan Valley  38
Cordillera Administrative Region 29
Central Luzon 76
Metro Manila 225
Calabarzon 80
Mimaropa 15
Bicol 15
Western Visayas 41
Central Visayas 62
Eastern Visayas 18
Northern Mindanao 19
Caraga 3
Davao Region 24
Soccsksargen 4
Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao 1

There are at least 87 Filipinos confirmed to have the virus, but all are based outside the Philippines, including 80 from cruise ship docked in Japan, 3 in Singapore, and 2 each in the United Arab Emirates and Hong Kong.

The World Health Organization raised its global risk assessment of the virus to the maximum level. It earlier declared the outbreak an international emergency.

The global death toll has reached 3,1198 with 2,981 of the fatalities in China. The number of cases worldwide has risen to 93,062, with 80,200 of the infections in China. The virus has spread to more than 70 countries. –

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