Philippines: Suspected cases per region, as of February 19, 2020

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A sign of 'No mask, No Entry' is put into the entrance of San Lazaro Hospital in Manila following the confirmation of Department of Health of the first case Novel coronavirus in the country on January 30, 2020. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Based on the Department of Health’s monitoring as of February 19, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines is ramping up its probe of people with symptoms of respiratory illness, in order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

As of Wednesday, February 19, the Department of Health (DOH) said it has probed 539 patients. There is still no recorded case of local transmission in the country.

Out of this number:

  • 135 – admitted in hospitals
  • 401 – discharged from hospitals
  • – confirmed cases

Of the 3 confirmed cases in the Philippines, one died due to severe pneumonia because of COVID-19, the name of the disease caused by new virus, while the other two have since recovered and are already out of the hospital.

Read more : Rappler

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