Recoveries of COVID-19 cases in the Philippines now at 4

by Nikko Tuazon
Mar 17, 2020
As of March 17, 2020, 4 p.m., the Philippines has a total of 187 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19, 12 of which have resulted in fatalities. Meanwhile, 4 have recovered.
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Another patient with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the Philippines has fully recovered.

The Department of Health (DOH) announced on Tuesday, March 17, that the fourth patient who has recovered from the disease is PH25.

The patient will be discharged any time within the day after the Jose B. Lingad Memorial Regional Hospital confirmed that the patient has already tested negative from COVID-19 twice.

PH25, a 31-year-old male Filipino from Negros Oriental, is one of two repatriates from the Diamond Princess Cruise Ship, which registered nearly 700 cases of COVID-19 out of its total of 3,700 passengers and crew.

PH25 was admitted to the hospital after testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 last March 10.

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The third recovered case was PH14 and was already discharged from the Makati Medical Center.

In a case bulletin on March 16, the health department said PH14 is now asymptomatic, and has tested negative twice for COVID-19 before he was discharged from the hospital.

PH14, a 46-year-old male, showed symptoms such as cough and fever, on February 25, 2020. He was admitted to the hospital on March 5, 2020, and was confirmed as having COVID-19 on March 9, 2020.

The first two recovery cases in the country were the Chinese tourists codenamed PH1 and PH3. Both have already returned to China.

As of March 17, 4 p.m., the Philippines has a total of 187 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 12 deaths.

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As of March 17, 2020, 4 p.m., the Philippines has a total of 187 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19, 12 of which have resulted in fatalities. Meanwhile, 4 have recovered.
PHOTO/S: Photo by Anna Shvets from Pexels
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