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    DOH reports 9 more cases of COVID-19; total count jumps to 33

    MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATED) The Department of Health (DOH) reported nine (9) new confirmed cases (PH25-33) of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), on top of the four (4) new cases (PH21-24) announced yesterday evening, March 9, 2020. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 33.
    DOH reports 11 more cases of COVID-19; total count jumps to 35

    DOH also clarified that the 11 new cases announced earlier today are in fact new positive samples and not cases. Upon verification, DOH reported that two (2) of the new positive samples received by the Epidemiology Bureau (EB) of DOH are repeat tests on samples taken from cases PH7 and PH8.

    The 13 new cases are admitted at various hospitals: the Dr. Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital and Sanitarium (PH21), Cardinal Santos Medical Center (PH22), San Lazaro Hospital (PH23), St. Luke’s Medical Center Quezon City (PH24), New Clark City (NCC) quarantine facility (PH25-26, MVDP repatriates), and the Medical City (PH27-33), respectively.

    Of the 13 new cases, PH21-24 are currently in stable condition, PH25-26 are asymptomatic, and statuses of PH27-33 are for verification.

    The EB of DOH is conducting comprehensive contact tracing activities for all cases. DOH is also in close coordination with concerned Local Government Units and Centers for Health Development for the implementation of infection prevention and control measures at the local level, and the Philippine National Police and other government agencies and concerned stakeholders for identification and management of close contacts.

    “With the increasing number of cases, I implore everyone to fully cooperate with us in investigation and contact tracing activities. Individuals with a known history of exposure and travel presenting with mild symptoms are advised to self-isolate and undergo home quarantine for 14 days. Those presenting severe and critical symptoms need to be immediately admitted to health facilities. Please contact DOH and call the designated hotline at (02) 8-651-7800 loc 1149-1150 for appropriate management and referral,” Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque said.

    “I would like to again remind everyone to please help us help you. Practice personal preventive measures such as proper hand hygiene, cough etiquette, and social distancing. We also advise everyone to avoid visiting public places and/or attending mass gatherings at this critical time. Only with your cooperation and support can we win our fight against COVID-19,” the Health Chief concluded.

    Amid the threat of the coronavirus, Duterte decided to suspend classes in the National Capital Region (NCR) from March 10 to 14.

    The president also declared state of public health emergency throughout the country through Proclamation Number 922 dated March 8, 2020 following the confirmed cases of local transmission of the coronavirus. This is also to facilitate preventive measures including mandatory reporting, quarantine and disease control prevention measures.

    SUMMARY OF COVID-19 CASES IN THE PHILIPPINES (as of March 10, 2020, via DOH)

    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 No Travel History 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, 2020Fever and Cough March 9, 2020 MMC For Validation
    PH15* M|24 Filipino Yes (UAE) March 1, 2020Cough March 9, 2020 Initially admitted to MMC; transferred to Dr. Jose N. Rodrigue Memorial Hospital 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, 2020Fever, 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, 2020Cough and body malaise March 9, 2020 RITM For Validation
    PH21* F|58 Filipino None March 4, 2020Fever, cough, shortness of breath March 9, 2020 Dr. Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital and Sanitarium
    PH22* F|51 Filipino None March 4, 2020Cough, colds, dysphagia March 9, 2020 Cardinal Santos Medical Center
    PH23* F|30 Filipino None March 3, 2020Cough, sore throat, headache March 9, 2020 Cardinal Santos Medical Center
    PH24* M|52 Filipino Switzerland March 6, 2020 March 9, 2020 Lung Center of the Philippines
    PH25* M|31 Filipino Yes (Diamond Princess Cruise Ship) Asymptomatic March 10, 2020 New Clark City (Repat)
    PH26* M|34 Filipino Yes (Diamond Princess Cruise Ship) Asymptomatic March 10, 2020 New Clark City (Repat)
    PH27* F|42 Filipino None Cough (before February 19) March 10, 2020 The Medical City
    PH28* M|69 Filipino With History of Exposure to known COVID-19 Case February 29, 2020Fever, cough March 10, 2020 The Medical City
    PH29* F|82 Filipino With History of Exposure to known COVID-19 Case Asymptomatic March 10, 2020 The Medical City
    PH30* F|69 Filipino With History of Exposure to known COVID-19 Case March 5, 2020 March 10, 2020 The Medical City
    PH31* F|28 Filipino None March 1, 2020 March 10, 2020 The Medical City
    PH32* M|64 Filipino None February 27, 2020 March 10, 2020 The Medical City
    PH33* M|60 Filipino None March 3, 2020Fever, cough and dizziness March 10, 2020 The Medical City

    *Note: Data updated as of March 10, 2020

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