DOH REPORTS 4+9 NEW COVID-19 CASES; TOTAL NOW 33

Press Release / March 10, 2020

The Department of Health (DOH) reported nine (9) new confirmed cases (PH25-33) of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), on top of the four (4) new cases (PH21-24) announced yesterday evening, March 9, 2020. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 33.

DOH also clarified that the 11 new cases announced earlier today are in fact new positive samples and not cases. Upon verification, DOH reported that two (2) of the new positive samples received by the Epidemiology Bureau (EB) of DOH are repeat tests on samples taken from cases PH7 and PH8.

The 13 new cases are admitted at various hospitals: the Dr. Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital and Sanitarium (PH21), Cardinal Santos Medical Center (PH22), San Lazaro Hospital (PH23), St. Luke’s Medical Center Quezon City (PH24), New Clark City (NCC) quarantine facility (PH25-26, MVDP repatriates), and the Medical City (PH27-33), respectively.

Of the 13 new cases, PH21-24 are currently in stable condition, PH25-26 are asymptomatic, and statuses of PH27-33 are for verification.

The EB of DOH is conducting comprehensive contact tracing activities for all cases. DOH is also in close coordination with concerned Local Government Units and Centers for Health Development for the implementation of infection prevention and control measures at the local level, and the Philippine National Police and other government agencies and concerned stakeholders for identification and management of close contacts.

“With the increasing number of cases, I implore everyone to fully cooperate with us in investigation and contact tracing activities. Individuals with a known history of exposure and travel presenting with mild symptoms are advised to self-isolate and undergo home quarantine for 14 days. Those presenting severe and critical symptoms need to be immediately admitted to health facilities. Please contact DOH and call the designated hotline at (02) 8-651-7800 loc 1149-1150 for appropriate management and referral,” Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque said.

“I would like to again remind everyone to please help us help you. Practice personal preventive measures such as proper hand hygiene, cough etiquette, and social distancing. We also advise everyone to avoid visiting public places and/or attending mass gatherings at this critical time. Only with your cooperation and support can we win our fight against COVID-19,” the Health Chief concluded.

See the COVID-19 positive cases summary here:

Case #

Age | Sex

Nationality

History of Travel / Exposure

Date of Onset of Symptoms

Date of Lab Confirmation

Health Facility Admitted

PH1

F|38

Chinese

Yes (China); Wife of PH2

January 21

January 30

SLH

PH2

M|44

Chinese

Yes (China); Husband of PH1

January 18

January 30

SLH

PH3

F|60

Chinese

Yes (China)

January 21

January 30

SLH

PH4

M|48

Filipino

Yes (Japan)

March 3

March 5

RITM

PH5

M|62

Filipino

Husband of PH6

February 25

March 5

RITM

PH6

F|59

Filipino

Wife of PH5

February 27

March 6

RITM

PH7

M|38

Taiwanese

No Travel History; Contact of FN2

March 3

March 8

Makati Medical Center (MMC)

PH8

M|32

Filipino

Yes (Japan)

March 5

March 8

SLMC-Taguig

PH9

M|86

American

Yes (USA, Korea)

March 1

March 8

The Medical City (TMC)

PH10

M|57

Filipino

None

Under Investigation

March 8

SLMC-QC

PH11

M|72

Filipino

None

Date of onset to be determined

(Cough with co-morbidity)

March 9

Initially admitted at The Medical City transferred to SLMC - QC on

PH12*

M|56

Filipino

No Travel History

Feb 29

(Fever and cough)

March 9

MMC

PH13

M|34

Filipino

Yes (Australia)

Feb 28

(Fever)

March 9

MMC

PH14

M|46

Filipino

None

Feb 25

Fever and Cough

March 9

MMC

PH15*

M|24

Filipino

Yes (UAE)

March 1

Cough

March 9

Initially admitted to MMC; transferred to Dr. Jose N. Rodrigue Memorial Hospital

PH16

M|70

Filipino

Indonesia; Husband of PH17

March 1

(Cough, Sore throat, and colds)

March 9

Initially admitted at UniHealth Parañaque Hospital transferred to RITM on 3/9/2020

PH17

F|69

Filipino

Indonesia; Wife of PH16

March 1

(Cough and colds with hypertension)

March 9

Initially admitted at UniHealth Parañaque Hospital transferred to RITM on 3/9/2020

PH18*

M|41

Filipino

Taiwan; Husband of PH19

Feb 26

Fever, headache and body malaise

March 9

Initially admitted at Tricity Medical Center transferred to San Lazaro Hospital on 3/9/2020

PH19

F|46

Filipino

Wife of PH18

Under investigation

March 9

Initially admitted at Tricity Medical Center transferred to San Lazaro Hospital on 3/9/2020

PH20

M|48

Filipino

Yes. Japan

Feb 29

Cough and body malaise

March 9

RITM

PH21*

F|58

Filipino

None

Mar 4

Fever, cough, shortness of breath

Mar 9

Dr. Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital and Sanitarium

PH22*

F|51

Filipino

None

Mar 4

Cough, colds, dysphagia

Mar 9

Cardinal Santos Medical Center

PH23*

F|30

Filipino

None

Mar 3

Cough, sore throat, headache

Mar 9

San Lazaro Hospital

PH24*

M|52

Filipino

Switzerland

Mar 6

Mar 9

St. Luke's Medical Center Quezon City

PH25*

M|31

Filipino

Yes (Diamond Princess Cruise Ship)

Asymptomatic

Mar 10

New Clark City (Repat)

PH26*

M|34

Filipino

Yes (Diamond Princess Cruise Ship)

Asymptomatic

Mar 10

New Clark City (Repat)

PH27*

F|42

Filipino

None

Cough (before Feb 19)

Mar 10

The Medical City

PH28*

M|69

Filipino

With History of Exposure to known COVID-19 Case

Feb 29

Fever, cough

Mar 10

The Medical City

PH29*

F|82

Filipino

With History of Exposure to known COVID-19 Case

Asymptomatic

Mar 10

The Medical City

PH30*

F|69

Filipino

With History of Exposure to known COVID-19 Case

Mar 5

Mar 10

The Medical City

PH31*

F|28

Filipino

None

Mar 1

Mar 10

The Medical City

PH32*

M|64

Filipino

None

Feb 27

Mar 10

The Medical City

PH33*

M|60

Filipino

None

3/3/2020

Fever, cough and dizziness

Mar 10

The Medical City

*Note: Data updated as of March 10, 2020