DOH REPORTS 1 COVID DEATH AND 3 NEW CASES

Press Release / 12 March 2020 On the death of PH35

The Department of Health (DOH) confirms the death of the confirmed COVID-19 patient with ID PH35. This brings the total number of mortalities in the country to two (2), including the first COVID-19 death in the Philippines last February 1.

PH35, who experienced symptoms on February 29, was admitted last March 5, 2020 at the Manila Doctors’ Hospital, and swabbed for testing last March 8. The patient who tested positive last March 11 passed away around noon of the same day due to severe pneumonia. The patient had existing medical conditions, namely hypertension and diabetes mellitus. PH35 was admitted together with her husband PH34 who remains confined in Manila Doctors Hospital.

“Our recent mortality have underlying medical conditions, making the patient extremely vulnerable to COVID-19. So we reiterate that the best way to protect yourself from the disease is to keep yourself healthy and practice general preventive measures: proper handwashing, cough etiquette, and social distancing.” Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III explained.

Available data show that elderly people (average of 66 years) and those with underlying medical conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, chronic lung disease, and immunosuppression are vulnerable to this disease.

“We further urge those who are immunocompromised and are with existing health conditions to be more vigilant and avoid crowded areas and mass gatherings.” Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III stated.

Updates on Positive Cases

Today, DOH reported 3 additional positive COVID-19 cases (PH50-52), bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 52. The DOH and deployed surveillance teams, in cooperation with concerned Local Government Units, are now conducting extensive information-gathering and contact tracing activities on the new cases.

“So we continually ask the public to cooperate and help us in the investigation and contact tracing activities. Individuals with history of known exposure to a positive patient and/or travel to areas with local transmission, within and outside the country, presenting with mild symptoms are advised to self-isolate and be home quarantined for 14 days. Those presenting severe and critical symptoms need to be immediately admitted to health facilities. Let us be responsible with our own health, family’s well being, and that of our community.” the Health Chief concluded.

 

SUMMARY PH - All confirmed COVID-19 cases tested in the Philippines, whether Filipino or Foreign National Updates as of March 12, 2020

Case #

Age | Sex

Nationality

History of Travel / Exposure

Date of Onset of Symptoms

Date of Lab Confirmation

Health Facility Admitted

Place of Residence in the Philippines

 

PH1

 

F|38

 

Chinese

Yes (China); Wife of PH2

 

January 21, 2020

 

January 30, 2020

 

San Lazaro Hospital

 

None

PH2

M|44

Chinese

Yes (China); Husband of PH1

January 18, 2020

January 30, 2020

San Lazaro Hospital

None

 

PH3

 

F|60

 

Chinese

 

Yes (China)

 

January 21, 2020

 

January 30, 2020

 

San Lazaro Hospital

 

None

 

PH4

 

M|48

 

Filipino

 

Yes (Japan)

 

March 3, 2020

 

March 5, 2020

Research Institute of Tropical Medicine

 

Taguig

 

PH5

 

M|62

 

Filipino

 

Husband of PH6

 

February 25, 2020

 

March 5, 2020

 

Research Institute of Tropical Medicine

 

Rizal

 

PH6

 

F|59

 

Filipino

 

Wife of PH5

 

February 27, 2020

 

March 6, 2020

 

Research Institute of Tropical Medicine

 

Rizal

PH7

M|38

Taiwanese

No Travel History; Contact of FN2

March 3, 2020

March 8, 2020

Makati Medical Center

None

PH8

M|32

Filipino

Yes (Japan)

March 1, 2020

March 8, 2020

St. Luke’s Medical City-Taguig

Pasig City

PH9

M|86

American

Yes (USA, Korea)

March 1, 2020

March 8, 2020

The Medical City

Marikina City

 

PH10

 

M|57

 

Filipino

 

None

 

February 20, 2020

 

March 8, 2020

 

San Lazaro Hospital

 

Quezon City

 

PH11

 

M|72

 

Filipino

 

None

March 3, 2020 (Cough with co- morbidity)

 

March 9, 2020

 

The Medical City

 

San Juan City

PH12

M|56

Filipino

None

February 29, 2020 (Fever and cough)

March 9, 2020

Makati Medical Center

Manila City

PH13

M|34

Filipino

Yes (Australia)

February 28, 2020 (Fever)

March 9, 2020

Makati Medical Center

Quezon City

PH14

M|46

Filipino

None

February 25, 2020 Fever and Cough

March 9, 2020

Makati Medical Center

Makati City

 

 

PH15

 

M|24

 

Filipino

 

Yes (UAE)

 

March 1, 2020 Cough

 

March 9, 2020

Dr. Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital and Sanitarium

 

Makati City

 

PH16

 

M|70

 

Filipino

 

Husband of PH17

February 29, 2020 (Cough, Sore throat, and colds)

 

March 9, 2020

 

Research Institute of Tropical Medicine

 

San Juan City

 

PH17

 

F|69

 

Filipino

 

Wife of PH16

March 2, 2020 (Cough and colds with hypertension)

 

March 9, 2020

 

Research Institute of Tropical Medicine

 

San Juan City

 

PH18

 

M|41

 

Filipino

 

Taiwan; Husband of PH19

February 26, 2020 Fever, headache and body malaise

 

March 9, 2020

 

San Lazaro Hospital

 

Pasig City

 

PH19

 

F|46

 

Filipino

 

Wife of PH18

 

Asymptomatic

 

March 9, 2020

 

San Lazaro Hospital

 

Pasig City

 

PH20

 

M|48

 

Filipino

 

Yes. Japan

February 29, 2020 Cough and body malaise

 

March 9, 2020

Research Institute of Tropical Medicine

 

Cavite

 

 

PH21

 

F|58

 

Filipino

 

None

March 4, 2020 Fever, cough, shortness of breath

 

March 9, 2020

Dr. Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital and Sanitarium

 

San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan

 

PH22

 

F|51

 

Filipino

 

None

March 4, 2020 Cough, colds, dysphagia

 

March 9, 2020

Cardinal Santos Medical Center

 

San Juan City

 

 

PH23

 

 

F|30

 

 

Filipino

 

 

None

 

March 3, 2020 Cough, sore throat, headache

 

 

March 9, 2020

 

 

San Lazaro Hospital

 

 

San Juan City

 

PH24

 

M|52

 

Filipino

 

Switzerland

 

March 6, 2020

 

March 9, 2020

St. Luke’s Medical City-QC

 

Quezon City

 

 

PH25

 

 

M|31

 

 

Filipino

 

Diamond Princess Cruise Ship

 

 

Asymptomatic

 

 

March 10, 2020

 

Jose B. Lingad Memorial Regional Hospital

 

 

Negros Oriental

 

 

PH26

 

 

M|34

 

 

Filipino

 

Diamond Princess Cruise Ship

 

 

Asymptomatic

 

 

March 10, 2020

 

Jose B. Lingad Memorial Regional Hospital

 

 

Camarines Sur

 

PH27

 

F|42

 

Filipino

(Household of PH9) Niece of PH9

 

February 7, 2020

 

March 10, 2020

 

The Medical City

 

Marikina City

 

 

PH28

 

 

M|69

 

 

Filipino

 

(Household of PH9) Husband of PH30

 

 

February 29, 2020

 

 

March 10, 2020

 

 

The Medical City

 

 

Marikina City

PH29

F|82

Filipino

(Household of PH9) Wife of PH9

March 9, 2020

March 10, 2020

The Medical City

Marikina City

 

PH30

 

F|69

 

Filipino

(Household of PH9) Wife of PH28

 

March 4, 2020

 

March 10, 2020

 

The Medical City

 

Marikina City

 

PH31

 

F|28

 

Filipino

With Exposure History to a known COVID-19 case

 

March 7, 2020

 

March 10, 2020

 

The Medical City

 

San Juan City

PH32

M|64

Filipino

None

February 27, 2020

March 10, 2020

The Medical City

San Juan City

 

PH33

 

M|60

 

Filipino

 

None

March 3, 2020 Fever, cough and dizziness

 

March 10, 2020

 

Rizal Medical Center on March 10

 

Makati City

PH34

 

M|72

 

Filipino

Husband of PH35

 

March 6, 2020

March 11, 2020

Manila Doctors Hospital

 

Makati City

 

PH35

 

F|67

 

Filipino

Wife of PH34

 

February 29, 2020

March 11, 2020

Manila Doctors Hospital

 

Makati City

 

PH36

 

M|53

 

Filipino

 

None

 

February 25, 2020

March 11, 2020

Las Piñas General Hospital

 

Las Pinas City

 

PH37

 

F|88

 

Filipino

 

None

 

February 28, 2020

March 11, 2020

Philippine Heart Center

 

Pasig City

 

 

PH38

 

 

M|29

 

 

Filipino

With Exposure History to a known COVID-19 case

 

 

March 3, 2020

 

March 11, 2020

 

Cardinal Santos Medical Center

 

 

Rizal

 

PH39

 

M|64

 

Filipino

 

Went to Greenhills

 

March 3, 2020

March 11, 2020

Ace Dumaguete Doctors Inc

 

Negros Oriental

 

PH40

 

M|54

 

Filipino

 

None

 

February 24, 2020

March 11, 2020

Northern Mindanao Medical Center

 

Lanao del Sur

PH41

 

F|75

 

Filipino

 

USA

 

March 1, 2020

March 11, 2020

Makati Medical Center

 

Makati City

PH42

M|51

Filipino

Taipei, Taiwan

February 27, 2020

March 11, 2020

The Medical City

Pasig City

 

PH43

 

M|47

 

Filipino

Wife is Sister of PH12

 

March 9, 2020

March 11, 2020

Research Institute of Tropical Medicine

 

Makati City

 

PH44

 

F|70

 

Filipino

 

None

 

March 7, 2020

March 11, 2020

Makati Medical Center

 

Makati City

 

 

PH45

 

 

M|27

 

 

Filipino

With Exposure History to a known COVID-19 case

 

 

March 8, 2020

 

March 11, 2020

 

Makati Medical Center

 

 

Quezon City

 

PH46

 

F|66

 

Filipino

 

None

 

February 29, 2020

March 11, 2020

St. Luke's Medical Center-QC

 

Manila

 

PH47

 

M|53

 

Filipino

 

For Validation

 

February 15, 2020

March 11, 2020

St. Luke's Medical Center-QC

 

Mandaluyong City

 

PH48

 

 

M|57

 

 

Filipino

With Exposure History to a known COVID-19 case

 

 

March 2, 2020

 

March 11, 2020

 

St. Luke's Medical Center-QC

 

 

San Juan City

 

PH49

 

M|72

 

Filipino

 

None

 

March 1, 2020

March 11, 2020

Asian Hospital and Medical Center

 

For Validation

 

PH50

 

F|69

 

Filipino

 

None

 

March 8, 2020

March 11, 2020

 

The Medical City

 

Quezon City

 

PH51

 

M|26

 

Filipino

 

None

 

February 28, 2020

March 11, 2020

Makati Medical Center

 

Quezon City

 

PH52

 

F|79

 

Filipino

 

United Kingdom

 

March 1, 2020

March 11, 2020

Asian Hospital and Medical Center

 

For Validation

SUMMARY OF- All confirmed COVID-19 cases among Filipinos who are overseas or abroad Updates as of March 11, 2020

 

Country / Place

 

Date First Case Reported

 

Admitted / Isolated

 

Recovered & Discharged

 

Died

 

Total

 

Japan (M/V Diamond Princess)

 

Feb 5, 2020

 

10

 

70

 

0

 

80

 

UAE

 

Feb 6, 2020

 

2

 

0

 

0

 

2

 

Hong Kong

 

Feb 19, 2020

 

4

 

1

 

0

 

5

 

Singapore

 

Feb 23, 2020

 

5

 

1

 

0

 

6

 

USA (M/V Grand Princess)

 

March 7, 2020

 

6

 

0

 

0

 

6

 

TOTAL

 

 

27

 

72

 

0

 

99

SUMMARY OF- All Foreign Nationals (FN) with confirmed COVID-19 cases outside PH and history of travel in the PH (N=6) As of March 11, 2020

 

Case #

 

Nationality (Age/Sex)

 

Travel Dates in the PH

 

Date of Onset of Symptoms

 

Date of Diagnosis

 

Current Disposition

 

FN1

 

Japanese (44/M)

 

21-28Feb

 

28 Feb

 

4 Mar

 

Admitted

 

FN2

 

Taiwanese (38/M)

 

28 Feb - 3 Mar

 

2 Mar

 

5 Mar

 

Admitted

 

FN3

 

Australian (60/F)

 

12 Feb - 2 Mar

 

2 Mar

 

4 Mar

 

Under home quarantine

 

FN4

 

Japanese (37/M)

 

20-28 Feb

 

28 Feb

 

5 Mar

 

Admitted

 

FN5

 

Singaporean (40s/M)

 

1-3 Mar

 

3 Mar

 

7 Mar

 

Under Home quarantine

 

FN6

 

South Korean (?/F)

 

1 Jan - 28 Feb

 

29 Mar

 

10 Mar

 

Under investigation