Kinumpirma ng Department of Health (DOH) na ikalawang kaso ng 2019 novel coronavirus sa bansa at kauna-unahang kaso naman ng pagkamatay dahil sa naturang sakit sa labas ng China.
Ayon kay Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, kahapon, February 1 namatay na ang 44 year old na lalaking Chinese na nobyo ng babaeng chinese na unang kaso ng nCoV sa bansa.
In his last few days, the patient was stable and showed signs of improvement however the condition of the patient deteriorated within the last 24 hours resulting in his demise. We are currently working with the Chinese embassy to ensure the dignified management of the remains according to national and international to contain the deceased,” ani Duque.
Samantala, 24 na itinuturing na patient under investigation ang nagnegatibo sa nCoV habang apat na iba pa ang hinihintay pa rin ang resulta mula sa Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM).
Currently there are no reports of community spread of the virus within the country however, the public are still reminded to practice preventive measures,” ani Duque.