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    PROFILE: Philippines' COVID-19 recoveries

    MANILA, Philippines – At least thirteen (13) patients in the Philippines have recovered from coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Department of Health (DOH) confirmed in its report Saturday afternoon, March 21.
    PROFILE: Philippines' COVID-19 recoveries now at 8

    DOH noted that four (4) of the newly recovered patients were "elderly" and belong to the "vulnerable sector" or those who are most a risk in relation to the outbreak. They were PH16, PH17, PH41 and PH49.

    Recovery rate in the Philippines is now 4% out of 307 reported cases.

    The health department added that one of four elderly who recovered is a severe case.

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    The first two recovered patients were Chinese nationals, both female (PH1 and PH3) and had gone back to their country after they tested negative for the infection.

    Recovered patient (PH14), 46-year-old Filipino male from Pasay City, was the first Filipino who recovered from the coronavirus.

    List of recovered patients from COVID-19:

    1st (March 15): PH1 - 38-year-old Chinese woman
    • Admitted at San Lazaro Hospital (SLH) with lab result confirmed January 30
    • Returned to China after being cleared of COVID-19

    2nd (March 15): PH3 - 60-year-old Chinese woman
    • Admitted at San Lazaro Hospital (SLH) with lab result confirmed January 30
    • Returned to China after being cleared of COVID-19

    3rd (March 16): PH14 - 46-year-old Filipino male from Pasay City
    • No travel history and no known exposure to confirmed cases
    • Admitted on March 5, 2020 at Makati Medical Center (MMC) and was confirmed with COVID-19 on March 9
    • Tested negative twice for COVID-19 and was officially discharged on Sunday, March 15

    4th (March 17): PH25 - 31-year-old Filipino male from Negros Occidental
    • One of the two repatriates from Diamond Princess Cruise Ship who tested negative
    • Confirmed with COVID-19 March 9, 2020
    • Tested negative twice for COVID-19, as confirmed by Jose B. Lingad Memorial Regional Hospital and was discharged March 17

    5th (March 18): PH15 - 24-year-old Filipino male from Makati City
    • With travel history to United Arab Emirates
    • Admitted March 7, 2020 at Makati Medical Center (MMC)
    • Tested negative twice for COVID-19, as confirmed by MMC and was discharged on March 15, 2020

    6th (March 18): PH26 - 34-year-old Filipino male from Camarines Sur
    • One of the two repatriates from the Diamond Princess Cruise Ship who tested positive for COVID-19
    • Confirmed with COVID-19 on March 10, 2020
    • Tested negative twice for COVID-19, as confirmed by Jose B. Lingad Memorial Regional Hospital

    7th (March 18): PH13 - 34-year-old Filipino male from Quezon City
    • With travel history to Australia
    • Admitted on March 6, 2020 at Makati Medical Center (MMC)
    • Confirmed with COVID-19 on March 9, 2020
    • Tested negative once for COVID-19, as confirmed by MMC, with 2nd test awaiting results, and was discharged on March 15, 2020

    8th (March 19): PH20 - 48-year-old Filipino male from Cavite
    • With travel history to Japan
    • Admitted March 7, 2020 at the Research Institute of Tropical Medicine (RITM)
    • Discharged after testing negative for COVID-19 twice

    9th (March 21): PH62 - 35-year-old Filipino male from Rizal
    • With no travel or exposure history
    • Onset of symptoms began March 1
    • Swab taken on March 10, was confined positive for COVID-19 on March 13
    • Discharged on March 15 asymptomatic with negative result
    • With pre-existing asthma

    10th (March 21): PH41 - 75-year-old Filipino female from Makati City
    • With travel history from USA and exposure to known COVID-19 cases
    • Onset of symptoms began on March 1
    • Confirmed positive for COVID-19 on March 11
    • Discharged on March 17 asymptomatic with 1 negative result

    11th (March 21): PH16 - 70-year-old Filipino male from San Juan City
    • Husband of PH17 (12th PH recovery)
    • Onset of symptoms began on March 1
    • Confirmed positive for COVID-19 on March 9
    • Discharged on March 19 asymptomatic with 2 negative results
    • Known hypertensive

    12th (March 21): PH17 - 69-year-old Filipino female from San Juan City
    • Wife of PH16 (11th PH recovery)
    • Onset of symptoms began on March 2
    • Confirmed positive for COVID-19 on March 9
    • Discharged on March 19 asymptomatic with 2 negative results
    • Known hypertensive

    13th (March 21): PH49 - 72-year-old Filipino male from Batangas
    • With exposure history to a known COVID-19 case
    • Onset of symptoms began on March 1
    • Confirmed positive for COVID-19 on March 11
    • Discharged on March 21 asymptomatic with 2 negative results
    • Known hypertensive

    As of 12 noon today, DOH reported 15 new cases (PH203-PH217) of COVID-19. The total number of cases in the country is now at 217. Total number of deaths is still 17.

    — The Summit Express

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