DOH-6: No patients under investigation in the region

Posted by watchmen
March 4, 2020
Posted in HEADLINE

Department of Health-Region VI (DOH-6) Infectious Disease Section head, Dr. Mary Jane Juanico, confirmed there are currently no patients under investigation for the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19, in the region as the last patient tested negative and is ready to be discharged from the Western Visayas Medical Center.
Between January 1 and March 2, DOH-6 recorded a total of 40 patients under investigation, all of whom tested negative for the virus.
Aklan and Iloilo each reported the most patients with nine each, along with eight from Capiz.
Earlier this week, the Bacolod City Health Office (CHO) announced they are currently monitoring 20 new patients for Covid-19. CHO Environment and Sanitation Division chief, Dr. Grace Tan, said 13 of them recently arrived from South Korea; four originated from Malaysia; along with one patient each from Singapore, Japan, and Thailand.
The CHO official noted, all but one are Filipinos.
She added, the 20 are not confined to a hospital but are under self-quarantine at their respective homes and, pointed out, the city currently has no patients under investigation.
“We don’t need to admit them because they are just [undergoing] monitoring within 14 days from the day they arrived,” Tan explained./WDJ

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