PH coronavirus watch: Suspected cases per region, as of February 25, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) continues to place patients under investigation for possible cases of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

As of Tuesday, February 25, the DOH said it has probed 610 patients. Out of this number:

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.

There are at least 63 Filipinos confirmed to have the virus, but all are based outside the Philippines, including two in the United Arab Emirates, one in Hong Kong, one in Singapore, and 59 who were aboard cruise ship quarantined in Japan.

The World Health Organization earlier declared the outbreak an international emergency, warning that the novel coronavirus poses a "very grave threat."

So far, the virus has killed 2,663 and infected more than 77,000 people in China. Cases have been recorded in more than two dozen countries. –