BREAKING: 63 Filipinos among 133 persons checked for 2019-nCoV — DOH
MANILA, Philippines — Sixty-three Filipinos are among the 133 persons under investigation (PUIs) on suspicion of having contracted the 2019 novel coronavirus acute respiratory disease (2019-nCoV ARD), the Department of Health (DOH) said Wednesday.
In a press conference at the DOH main office, Health Undersecretary Eric Domingo said that of the 133 PUIs, 63 are Filipinos, 54 are Chinese nationals and 16 are from other countries.
Domingo said of the 133 PUIs, 32 have traveled to Wuhan, China, where the virus originated.
Specifically, the number of PUIs who are admitted to hospitals is at 114 people while 15 were discharged. The DOH also included the 29-year-old Chinese man, one of the PUIs for suspected novel coronavirus, who died due to pneumonia.
The three confirmed cases of nCoV were also included in the number of PUIs. The first and second cases involved a Chinese couple. The 38-year-old Chinese woman is isolated at the San Lazaro Hospital in Manila while her 44-year-old male companion died on Saturday.
The third confirmed case was revealed earlier which involved a 60-year-old Chinese woman from Wuhan City.
Here is the breakdown for PUIs in the Philippines:
Ilocos region – 3
Cagayan – 2
Cordillera Administrative Region – 1
Central Luzon – 16
National Capital Region – 42
Calabarzon – 13
Mimaropa – 4
Western Visayas – 14
Central Visayas – 16
Eastern Visayas – 5
Northern Mindanao – 7
Caraga – 1
Davao – 9
Total – 133
Domingo reminded the public to remain calm and practice proper hygiene and cough etiquette to prevent the spread of the new virus.
TAGS: Department of Health, novel coronavirus acute respiratory disease (2019-nCoV ARD), Chinese nationals, persons under investigation
Edited by MUF
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