PH coronavirus watch: Suspected cases per region, as of March 6, 2020
PH coronavirus watch: Suspected cases per region, as of March 6, 2020
Based on the Department of Health's monitoring as of March 6, 2020

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

As of Friday, March 6, the Department of Health (DOH) said it has probed 680 patients. Out of this number:

  • 41 – admitted to hospitals
  • 634 – discharged from hospitals
  • – confirmed cases

Of the 5 confirmed cases in the Philippines:

Below is the latest breakdown of patients under investigation per region. All numbers are from the DOH’s nCoV tracker.

Ilocos Region 14
Cagayan Valley  38
Cordillera Administrative Region 29
Central Luzon 89
Metro Manila 227
Calabarzon 81
Mimaropa 15
Bicol 15
Western Visayas 41
Central Visayas 63
Eastern Visayas 18
Northern Mindanao 19
Caraga 3
Davao Region 24
Soccsksargen 4
Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao 1

Since the outbreak began, at least 88 Filipinos outside the Philippines have contracted the virus. These include 80 from a cruise ship docked in Japan, 3 in Singapore, 3 in Hong Kong, and 2 in the United Arab Emirates.

But 40 from the cruise ship, one in Singapore, and two in Hong Kong have since recovered, leaving 45 still infected as of Friday.

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 3,385, with 3,042 of the fatalities in China. The number of cases worldwide has risen to 98,123, with 80,552 of the infections in China. The virus has spread to more than 87 countries.  with reports from Agence France-Presse/