Chinese under watch for novel coronavirus dies in San Lazaro Hospital

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 02:55 PM January 29, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — A 29-year-old Chinese man, who is under investigation for suspected novel coronavirus infection has died of pneumonia while undertaking treatment at the San Lazaro Hospital in Manila, an official from the hospital announced on Wednesday.

San Lazaro Hospital director Dr. Edmundo Lopez said the victim, who is from Yunnan, China, died on Wednesday at 7 a.m. The patient was admitted last Monday.


“Early this morning around 7 a.m., We have person under investigation, hindi pa confirmed for nCoV, na namatay. [He]was admitted last Monday,” Lopez said in a press briefing.

(Early this morning around 7 a.m., We have a person under investigation, who was not confirmed for nCoV, has died. He was admitted last Monday]


Lopez also noted that the samples from the Chinese victim were already sent to the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) in Muntinlupa for an initial test for suspected novel coronavirus infection.

“Specimens have been taken. May test na natira ang RITM (There are still tests in RITM) for detection of coronavirus,” Lopez said.

Lopez said the Chinese patient had varying symptoms including enlarged lymph nodes.

Edited by MUF
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