DOH  says only 23 left as patients under investigation in PH

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The Department of Health (DOH)  on Tuesday  said the number of patients under investigation (PUIs) still admitted in hospitals for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is now only at 23 as of Tuesday morning.  

Overall, the number of patients checked by the DOH for the fatal disease is now at 639.  

This was significantly lower than the 43 PUIs still admitted in various health facilities nationwide as of Monday morning.  

DOH Data showed a total of 613 PUIs have been discharged from hospitals after testing negative for the disease.

Three Chinese nationals earlier tested positive for the viral infection: the Chinese man who died on February 1, his partner who already recovered from the disease, and another Chinese woman who already flew back to China.

The breakdown of PUIs per region are as follows:  

Metro Manila – 10 admitted, 193 discharged, 2 confirmed cases
Calabarzon – 0 admitted, 80 discharged
Central Luzon – 7 admitted, 69 discharged
Central Visayas – 0 admitted, 61 discharged, 1 confirmed case
Western Visayas – 1 admitted, 39 discharged
Cagayan Valley – 0 admitted, 37 discharged
Cordillera Administrative Region – 1 admitted, 28 discharged
Davao Region – 1 admitted, 23 discharged
Northern Mindanao – 1 admitted, 18 discharged
Eastern Visayas – 0 admitted, 18 discharged
Mimaropa – 0 admitted, 15 discharged
Ilocos Region – 1 admitted, 12 discharged
Bicol Region – 0 admitted, 13 discharged
Soccsksargen – 1 admitted, 3 discharged
Caraga – 0 admitted, 3 discharged
BARMM – 0 admitted, 1 discharged./Stacy Ang

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