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    DOH reports 10 new COVID-19 patients; cases up to 20

    MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) reported ten (10) new confirmed cases of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), on top of the four (4) new cases announced Sunday, March 8, 2020. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 20. All test results from the new cases were released today, after samples were collected last March 6, 7, and 8.
    DOH reports 10 new COVID-19 patients; cases up to 20

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    The Epidemiology Bureau (EB) of DOH is currently conducting comprehensive contact tracing activities for the said cases. DOH is also currently in coordination with concerned Local Government Units and Centers for Health Development for localized response and implementation of infection prevention and control measures.

    UPDATE: Duterte says coronavirus cases in the Philippines rise to 24

    CONTACT TRACING AND DETAILS OF NEW CASES (PH7-10)

    All cases reported yesterday are stable and still admitted at Makati Medical Center (PH7), St. Luke’s Medical Center - Global City (PH8), The Medical City (PH9), and St. Luke’s Medical Center - Quezon City (PH10), respectively.

    DOH also reported that PH7 is a foreign national (FN) with no residence in the Philippines, while PH8 is a resident of Pasig City. PH9, on the other hand is also an FN with residence in Marikina City, and PH10 is a resident of Quezon City.

    As of 12:00PM today, EB has identified a total of 468 contacts for PH4-PH10, of which 113 have been assessed. 107 interviewed contacts have been placed under home quarantine, while 6 have been categorized as Patients Under Investigation (PUI) and placed under isolation at various health facilities.

    Laboratory Status of Patients in the Philippines (as of March 9, 2020)

    Confirmed cases 20
    Cases tested negative 630
    Cases pending test results 25

    SUMMARY OF NEW CASES

    Case No. (Sex / Age) Nationality History of Travel/Exposure Date of Onset of Symptoms Date of Lab Confirmation Health Facility Admitted Status of Condition
    PH7 M|38 Taiwanese None March 3, 2020 March 8, 2020 Makati Medical Center (MMC) Stable
    PH8 M|32 Filipino Yes (Japan) March 5, 2020 March 8, 2020 SLMC-Taguig Stable
    PH9 M|86 American Yes (USA, Korea) March 1, 2020 March 8, 2020 TMC In ICU
    PH10 M|57 Filipino None Under Investigation March 8, 2020 SLMC-QC For Validation
    PH11 M|72 Filipino None Date of onset to be determined
    (Cough with co-morbidity)
    March 9, 2020 TMC For Validation
    PH12 M|56 Filipino Yes (UAE) February 29, 2020
    (Fever and cough)
    March 9, 2020 MMC For Validation
    PH13 M|34 Filipino Yes (Australia) February 28, 2020
    (Fever)
    March 9, 2020 MMC For Validation
    PH14 M|46 Filipino None February 25, 2020
    Fever and Cough
    March 9, 2020 MMC For Validation
    PH15 M|24 Filipino Still to be determined March 1, 2020
    Cough
    March 9, 2020 MMC For Validation
    PH16 M|70 Filipino With exposure to a known COVID case March 1, 2020
    (Cough, Sore throat, and colds)
    March 9, 2020 UniHealth Parañaque Hospital For Validation
    PH17 F|69 Filipino With exposure to a known COVID case March 1, 2020
    (Cough and colds with hypertension)
    March 9, 2020 UniHealth Parañaque Hospital For Validation
    PH18 M|41 Filipino Taiwan March 1, 2020
    Fever, headache and body malaise
    March 9, 2020 Tricity Medical Center For Validation
    PH19 F|46 Filipino None Under investigation March 9, 2020 Tricity Medical Center For Validation
    PH20 M|48 Filipino Yes (Japan) February 29, 2020
    Cough and body malaise
    March 9, 2020 RITM For Validation

    DAILY GLOBAL SITUATION (DATA AS OF MARCH 8, 2020)

    Global 105,586 confirmed (3,656 new)
    China 80,859 confirmed (46 new)
    Outside China 24,727 confirmed (3,610 new)

    — The Summit Express

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