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CoronaVirus in the Philippines – Is it Safe

Yes, it is Safe to Travel around the Philippines.

Common sense always prevails when traveling in a foreign country. If in doubt, contact the Philippines health Department

Based on the Department of Health’s monitoring as of February 22, 2020

READY. Nurses from the Ospital ng Parañaque show some equipment they prepared, including a quarantine tent, as precautionary measures in case a suspected novel coronavirus case is brought to their hospital. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) continues to place patients under investigation for possible cases of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

As of Saturday, February 22, DOH said it has probed 606 patients. There is still no recorded case of local transmission in the country.

Out of this number:

  • 130 – admitted to hospitals
  • 473– 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 the new virus, while the other two have since recovered and are already out of the hospital.

Below is the latest breakdown of patients under investigation per region. All numbers are from the DOH’s nCoV tracker.

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REGIONNUMBER OF PEOPLE PROBED
Ilocos Region11
Cagayan Valley36
Cordillera Administrative Region28
Central Luzon60
Metro Manila204
Calabarzon79
Mimaropa15
Bicol10
Western Visayas38
Central Visayas61
Eastern Visayas18
Northern Mindanao17
Caraga3
Davao Region23
Soccsksargen3
Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao1

There are at least 53 Filipinos confirmed to have the virus, but all are based outside the Philippines, including one in the United Arab Emiratesone in Hong Kong, and 51 who were aboard cruise ship quarantined in Japan.

The World Health Organization has already declared the outbreak an international emergency, warning that the novel coronavirus poses a “very grave threat.”

So far, the virus has killed more than 2,345 and infected over 76,600 people in China. Cases have been recorded in more than two dozen countries. – Rappler.com

See Also

DOH stays ‘vigilant’ even with admitted PUIs for coronavirus down to 171

Latest as at 23 Feb. 2020 by the DOH, Philippines

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