outbrain
Close  

DOH list in Cebu: 7 more suspected COVID-19 cases awaiting definitive test results

/ 06:36 PM March 26, 2020

CEBU CITY—The Department of Health (DOH) in Central Visayas confirmed seven new cases that regional health officials, coining a new term, described as “presumptive positive” COVID-19 in the province of Cebu.

This brought to 15 the total number of such cases in the province, including in the cities of Cebu, Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu.

ADVERTISEMENT

Dr. Jaime Bernados, DOH regional director, defined presumptive positive as a case which was awaiting definitive test results from the Research Institute of Tropical Medicine.

The DOH regional office counted 12 such cases in Cebu City, one each in Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu.

FEATURED STORIES

As of March 26, however, health officials in the province said there was just one “absolute positive case” of COVID-19, that of a 65-year-old man confined at the Chong Hua Hospital in Mandaue City.

Edited by TSB

For more news about the novel coronavirus click here.
What you need to know about Coronavirus.
For more information on COVID-19, call the DOH Hotline: (02) 86517800 local 1149/1150.

Read Next
EDITORS' PICK
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: #COVID19PH, Coronavirus, disease, Health, Quarantine
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.