DOH confirms 2 more cases of COVID-19

first_imgHe became the 44th COVID-19 case inTaiwan. The patient is currently stable at theResearch Institute for Tropical Medicine in Muntinlupa City. The fifth confirmed case is a62-year-old male Filipino with hypertension and diabetes mellitus. He coughedwith phlegm on Feb. 25. DOH also received reports of 3confirmed COVID-19 cases among foreign nationals who had a history of travel tothe Philippines. “The patient returned to thePhilippines on Feb. 25 and experienced chills and fever beginning March 3. Hehad himself checked by a hospital. Samples were collected for testing. Thesewere positive for COVID-19,” Duque said. Secretary Francisco Duque said thefourth confirmed case is a 48-year-old male Filipino with a travel history toJapan. “These recent developments aresignificant, but we are prepared to respond to its potential consequences. Ourpriority is to protect our health workers and the most vulnerable populations,”Duque said. This patient had no known travelhistory outside of the country, said Duque. “The fifth case is known to haveregularly visited a Muslim prayer hall in Barangay Greenhills, San Juan City.Previous visitors to the prayer hall who have fever and/or respiratory symptomsare encouraged to call the DOH hotline (02)8-651-7800 local 1149-1150 forproper referral to the appropriate health facility,” he added. The Health chief said contact tracingis being done and DOH is in close coordination with concerned local governmentunits.center_img “We can still contain the spread ofthe virus in the country, which is why we are encouraging the public topractice proper hand-washing, social distancing, and cough etiquette. We callon the public to be vigilant and continue doing their part in containing thedisease,” he added./PN Secretary Francisco Duque. PNA The first case is a 38-year-oldTaiwanese male who went on a five-day trip to the Philippines with his friendsand, while in the country, had diarrhea on March 2. After returning to Taiwan he hadhimself checked by a clinic for dry throat and tiredness. The third case is an Australian female(from the southeastern state of New South Wales) in her 60s who traveled to thePhilippines. “The patient sought medical help inMetro Manila on March 1 and was hospitalized for severe pneumonia. Specimencollected on March 4 tested positive for COVID-19,” Duque said. The second case is a 44-year-oldJapanese male who visited the Philippines from Feb. 21 to 28. Prior to visitingthe Philippines, he traveled to Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, and Japan. Hestayed at three different hotels during his visit to Metro Manila. MANILA – The Department of Health(DOH) has reported two more confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)in the Philippines, bringing the total cases in the country to five.last_img

first_imgHe became the 44th COVID-19 case inTaiwan. The patient is currently stable at theResearch Institute for Tropical Medicine in Muntinlupa City. The fifth confirmed case is a62-year-old male Filipino with hypertension and diabetes mellitus. He coughedwith phlegm on Feb. 25. DOH also received reports of 3confirmed COVID-19 cases among foreign nationals who had a history of travel tothe Philippines. “The patient returned to thePhilippines on Feb. 25 and experienced chills and fever beginning March 3. Hehad himself checked by a hospital. Samples were collected for testing. Thesewere positive for COVID-19,” Duque said. Secretary Francisco Duque said thefourth confirmed case is a 48-year-old male Filipino with a travel history toJapan. “These recent developments aresignificant, but we are prepared to respond to its potential consequences. Ourpriority is to protect our health workers and the most vulnerable populations,”Duque said. This patient had no known travelhistory outside of the country, said Duque. “The fifth case is known to haveregularly visited a Muslim prayer hall in Barangay Greenhills, San Juan City.Previous visitors to the prayer hall who have fever and/or respiratory symptomsare encouraged to call the DOH hotline (02)8-651-7800 local 1149-1150 forproper referral to the appropriate health facility,” he added. The Health chief said contact tracingis being done and DOH is in close coordination with concerned local governmentunits.center_img “We can still contain the spread ofthe virus in the country, which is why we are encouraging the public topractice proper hand-washing, social distancing, and cough etiquette. We callon the public to be vigilant and continue doing their part in containing thedisease,” he added./PN Secretary Francisco Duque. PNA The first case is a 38-year-oldTaiwanese male who went on a five-day trip to the Philippines with his friendsand, while in the country, had diarrhea on March 2. After returning to Taiwan he hadhimself checked by a clinic for dry throat and tiredness. The third case is an Australian female(from the southeastern state of New South Wales) in her 60s who traveled to thePhilippines. “The patient sought medical help inMetro Manila on March 1 and was hospitalized for severe pneumonia. Specimencollected on March 4 tested positive for COVID-19,” Duque said. The second case is a 44-year-oldJapanese male who visited the Philippines from Feb. 21 to 28. Prior to visitingthe Philippines, he traveled to Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, and Japan. Hestayed at three different hotels during his visit to Metro Manila. MANILA – The Department of Health(DOH) has reported two more confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)in the Philippines, bringing the total cases in the country to five.last_img

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