MANILA, Philippines – Health authorities continue to ramp up efforts to detect possible cases of the novel coronavirus in the Philippines.
The Department of Health (DOH) tracker showed that at least 914 patients have been probed as of 10 am on Saturday, March 14.
Out of this number:
- 153 – admitted to hospitals
- 697 – discharged from hospitals
The tracker also reflected only 64 confirmed cases so far, but by Saturday evening, DOH announced 34 more cases.
Of the 111 confirmed cases, 98 are currently admitted to hospitals, 5 have been discharged, and 8 have died, according to the tracker.
President Rodrigo Duterte declared a state of public health emergency in the Philippines on March 9 due to the confirmation of local transmission of the virus.
Below is the latest breakdown of patients under investigation per region. All numbers are from the DOH’s nCoV tracker.
|REGION||TOTAL PEOPLE PROBED||PEOPLE STILL CONFINED|
|Cordillera Administrative Region||40||10|
|Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao||3||1|
Since the outbreak began, at least 103 Filipinos outside the Philippines have contracted the virus. These include 80 from a cruise ship docked in Japan, 7 in Singapore, 5 in Hong Kong, 2 in the United Arab Emirates, 2 in Lebanon, 6 from a luxury cruise ship docked in California, and one Filipino diplomat at the United Nations in New York.
But 40 from the cruise ship in Japan, 1 in Singapore, and 1 in Hong Kong have since recovered, leaving 61 still infected as of Saturday.
The global death toll has reached 5,500, with 3,176 of the fatalities in China. The number of cases worldwide has risen to more than 143,400 with more than 80,900 of the infections in China. The virus has spread to at least 135 countries. – with reports from Agence France-Presse/Rappler.com