JUST IN: DOH PHILIPPINES CONFIRMS FIRST 2019-NCOV CASE IN THE COUNTRY

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    Department of Health confirms first case of novel coronavirus in the Philippines involving a 38-year-old Chinese woman from Wuhan, China.

    The confirmed case arrived in the Philippines from Wuhan, China via Hong Kong last January 21, 2020.The patient was admitted in a government hospital last January 25, 2020 after experiencing mild cough.She is currently asymptomatic, which means she has no fever and no other signs and symptoms suggesting illness at this point, Health Secretary Duque said on Thursday.

    DOH said patient is confined in a government hospital in Manila. The Chinese woman visited Cebu and Dumaguete.

     

    DOH.gov.ph

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