The Department of Health today expressed support over President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s proclamation to immediately activate Code Red Level 2, the highest level of national response management, and adopt the recommendations of the DOH Technical Advisory Group to impose stringent social distancing measures in Metro Manila for 30 days.

This came after the Inter-agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IAFT-EID) headed by the Department of Health (DOH) held an expanded emergency meeting yesterday to discuss efforts on the growing threat of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) health emergency and recommended a community quarantine for Metro Manila.

“We at the Department of Health are in full support of the President’s proclamation and are all geared up to implement his directives. The decision to implement a community quarantine was made in the best interest of the public. I enjoin everyone—young and old—to cooperate fully with our government. Together, we can contain COVID-19,” Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III remarked.

                                                       
Updates on COVID-19 Cases

The Department of Health reported 12 new COVID-19 cases (PH53-64), bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 64. 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.

“We continually ask the public to cooperate and help us in the investigation and contact tracing activities. Please contact DOH and call the designated hotline at (02) 8-651-7800 loc 1149-1150 for any new leads. For those who are confirmed cases, please let our hospitals take care of you. Studies show that chances of recovery are high. Let us take it upon ourselves to protect our family and our community’s health and well-being,” Secretary Duque said.

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 the 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,” said Duque.

“I also implore everyone to please stop hoarding basic commodities, particularly hygiene and sanitation products. It does not help us fight off COVID-19. Realize that when you hoard, you are being part of the problem by denying the rest of your fellowmen the means to protect themselves,” the Health Chief concluded.

 

(Bersyong Filipino, salin ng Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino)

 

DOH, SINUSUPORTAHAN ANG MGA KAPASIYAHAN NG 11TH IATF; INIUULAT ANG 12 BAGONG COVID-19 KASO SA FILIPINAS

Press release / 13 March 2020

Nagpahayag ng suporta ang Kagawaran ng Kalusugan (DOH) sa proklamasyon kahapon ni Pangulong Roa Duterte na simulan ang Code Red Level 2, ang pinakamataas na antas ng pambansang pagtugon sa sakuna, at isagawa ang rekomendasyon ng DOH Technical Advisory Group na magpatupad ng estriktong hakbang sa social distancing  sa Metro Manila sa loob ng 30 araw.

Inilabas ito matapos magsagawa ng pinalawig na emergency meeting kahapon ang Inter-agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IAFT-EID) na pinamumunuan ng DOH upang talakayin ang mga pagsisikap sa lumalaking panganib  na dulot ng Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) health emergency at nagmungkahi ng community quarantine para sa Metro Manila.

“Kami sa Kagawaran ng Kalusugan ay ganap na sumusuporta sa proklamasyon ng Pangulo at handang ipatupad ang kaniyang mga atas. Ang pasiya na magpatupad ng kuwarentenas ng komunidad (community quarantine) ay ginawa para sa pinakamabuting kapakanan ng publiko. Hinihimok ko ang lahat—bata man o matanda—na ganap na makiisa sa ating pamahalaan. Sama-sama, ating mapipigilan ang COVID-19,” ayon kay Kalihim FTD III.

 

Mga update sa mga kaso ng COVID-19

Iniulat ng Kagawaran ng Kalusugan ang dagdag na labindalawang positibong kaso ng COVID-19 (PH53–64), para sa kabuong bilang na 64 na positibong kaso sa bansa. Nagsasagawa na ngayon ang DOH at ang mga surveillance team, sa pakikipagtulungan ng mga lokal na yunit ng pamahalaan, ng mga ekstensibong pagkalap ng mga impormasyon at contact tracing activities sa mga bagong kaso.

“Patuloy ang paghiling namin sa publiko na makiisa at tumulong sa imbestigasyon at contact tracing  activities. Mangyaring makipag-ugnay sa DOH at  tumawag sa kaukulang hotline na ‪(02) 8-651-7800, lokal 1149–1150 para sa anumang bagong impormasyon. Para sa mga kumpirmadong kaso, nakikiusap kami na hayaan ninyong alagaan kayo ng mga ospital. Ipinakikita ng mga pag-aaral na mataas ang tsansa na gumaling. Akuin natin ang tungkulin na pangalagaan ang kalusugan ng ating mga sarili at ang kapakanan ng ating komunidad,” ayon kay Kalihim Duque.

Ipinakikita ng available na datos na vulnerable sa sakit ang mga nakatatanda (may average na 66 taóng gulang) at may mga karamdaman tulad ng cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, chronic lung disease, at immunosuppression. “Hinihikayat namin ang mga immunocompromised at may umiiral nang kondisyong pangkulusugan na mas maging maingat at umiwas sa matatáong lugar at mga pagtitipon,” ani Duque.

“Humihiling ako sa lahat na huwag bumili at mag-imbak (o hoarding) ng labis na batayang pangangailangan, partikular na ang mga produktong pang-hygiene at sanitation. Hindi ito nakatutulong sa paglaban sa COVID-19. Tandaan na kapag bumili nang labis, bahagi ka ng problema dahil ipinagkakait mo sa iyong kapuwa ang paraan upang proteksiyunan ang sarili nila,” pagwawakas ng punò ng DOH.

  SUMMARY: PH – Confirmed COVID-19 cases tested in the Philippines, whether Filipino or Foreign National

Updates as of March 13, 2020

 

SUMMARY OF CASES

Confirmed Cases:

64

Admitted/Consulted Cases:

57

Discharged Cases:

2

Mortalities

5

 

 

Case #

Age | Sex

Nationality

History of Travel / Exposure

Date of Onset of Symptoms

Date of Admission

Date of Lab Confirmation

Health Facility Admitted

Residence in the Philippines

PH1

F | 38

Chinese

Yes (China); Wife of PH2

Jan 21, 2020

Jan 25, 2020

Jan 30, 2020

San Lazaro Hospital

None

PH2

M | 44

Chinese

Yes (China); Husband of PH1

Jan 18, 2020

Jan 25, 2020

Jan 30, 2020

San Lazaro Hospital

None

PH3

F | 60

Chinese

Yes (China)

Jan 21, 2020

Jan 22, 2020

Jan 30, 2020

San Lazaro Hospital

None

PH4

M | 48

Filipino

Yes (Japan)

March 3, 2020

March 6, 2020

March 5, 2020

Research Institute of Tropical Medicine

Taguig

PH5

M | 62

Filipino

Husband of PH6

Feb 25, 2020

March 5, 2020

March 5, 2020

Research Institute of Tropical Medicine

Rizal

PH6

F | 59

Filipino

Wife of PH5

Feb 27, 2020

March 5, 2020

March 6, 2020

Research Institute of Tropical Medicine

Rizal

PH7

M | 38

Taiwanese

No Travel History; Contact of FN2

March 3, 2020

March 6, 2020

March 8, 2020

Makati Medical Center

None

PH8

M | 32

Filipino

Yes (Japan)

March 1, 2020

March 8, 2020

March 8, 2020

St. Luke’s Medical City-Taguig

Pasig City

PH9

M | 86

American

Yes (USA, Korea)

March 1, 2020

March 6, 2020

March 8, 2020

The Medical City

Marikina City

PH10

M | 57

Filipino

None

Feb 20, 2020

March 7, 2020

March 8, 2020

San Lazaro Hospital

Quezon City

PH11

M | 72

Filipino

None

March 3, 2020

(Cough with co-morbidity)

March 7, 2020

March 9, 2020

The Medical City

San Juan City

PH12

M | 56

Filipino

None

Feb 29, 2020

(Fever and cough)

March 7, 2020

March 9, 2020

Makati Medical Center

Manila City

PH13

M | 34

Filipino

Yes (Australia)

Feb 28, 2020

(Fever)

March 6, 2020

March 9, 2020

Makati Medical Center

Quezon City

PH14

M | 46

Filipino

None

Feb 25, 2020

Fever and Cough

March 5, 2020

March 9, 2020

Makati Medical Center

Makati City

PH15

M | 24

Filipino

Yes (UAE)

March 1, 2020

Cough

March 7, 2020

March 9, 2020

Dr. Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital and Sanitarium

Makati City

PH16

M | 70

Filipino

Husband of PH17

Feb 29, 2020

(Cough, Sore throat, and colds)

March 5, 2020

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 6, 2020

March 9, 2020

Research Institute of Tropical Medicine

San Juan City

PH18

M | 41

Filipino

Taiwan; Husband of PH19

Feb 26, 2020

Fever, headache and body malaise

March 1, 2020

March 9, 2020

San Lazaro Hospital

Pasig City

PH19

F | 46

Filipino

Wife of PH18

Asymptomatic

March 7, 2020

March 9, 2020

San Lazaro Hospital

Pasig City

PH20

M | 48

Filipino

Yes. Japan

Feb 29, 2020

Cough and body malaise

March 7, 2020

March 9, 2020

Research Institute of Tropical Medicine

Cavite

PH21

F | 58

Filipino

None

March 4, 2020

Fever, cough, shortness of breath

March 8, 2020

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 5, 2020

March 9, 2020

Cardinal Santos Medical Center

San Juan City

PH23

F | 30

Filipino

None

March 3, 2020

Cough, sore throat, headache

March 7, 2020

March 9, 2020

San Lazaro Hospital

San Juan City

PH24

M | 52

Filipino

Switzerland

March 6, 2020

March 7, 2020

March 9, 2020

St. Luke’s Medical City-QC

Quezon City

PH25

M | 31

Filipino

Diamond Princess Cruise Ship

Asymptomatic

March 10, 2020

March 10, 2020

 

Jose B. Lingad Memorial Regional Hospital

Negros Oriental

PH26

M | 34

Filipino

Diamond Princess Cruise Ship

Asymptomatic

March 10, 2020

March 10, 2020

 

Jose B. Lingad Memorial Regional Hospital

 

Camarines Sur

PH27

F | 42

Filipino

(Household of PH9) Niece of PH9

Feb 7, 2020

March 10, 2020

March 10, 2020

The Medical City

Marikina City

PH28

M | 69

Filipino

(Household of PH9) Husband of PH30

Feb 29, 2020

March 9, 2020

March 10, 2020

The Medical City

Marikina City

PH29

F | 82

Filipino

(Household of PH9) Wife of PH9

March 9, 2020

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

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 11, 2020

March 10, 2020

The Medical City

San Juan City

PH32

M | 64

Filipino

None

Feb 27, 2020

Consulted TMC on March 8, 2020

March 10, 2020

The Medical City

San Juan City

PH33

M | 60

Filipino

None

March 3, 2020

Fever, cough and dizziness

March 5, 2020

March 10, 2020

 Rizal Medical Center on March 10

Makati City

PH34

M | 72

Filipino

Husband of PH35

March 6, 2020

March 8, 2020

March 11, 2020

Manila Doctors Hospital

Makati City

PH35

F | 67

Filipino

Wife of PH34

Feb 29, 2020

March 5, 2020

March 11, 2020

Manila Doctors Hospital

Makati City

PH36

M | 53

Filipino

None

Feb 25, 2020

March 8, 2020

March 11, 2020

Las Piñas General Hospital

Las Pinas City

PH37

F | 88

Filipino

None

Feb 28, 2020

March 6, 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

For validation

March 11, 2020

Cardinal Santos Medical Center

Rizal

PH39

M | 64

Filipino

Went to Greenhills

March 3, 2020

March 6, 2020

March 11, 2020

Ace Dumaguete Doctors Inc

Negros Oriental

PH40

M | 54

Filipino

None

Feb 24, 2020

March 3, 2020

March 11, 2020

Northern Mindanao Medical Center

Lanao del Sur

PH41

F | 75

Filipino

USA

March 1, 2020

March 9, 2020

March 11, 2020

Makati Medical Center

Makati City

PH42

M | 51

Filipino

Taipei, Taiwan

Feb 27, 2020

March 9, 2020

March 11, 2020

The Medical City

Pasig City

PH43

M | 47

Filipino

Wife is Sister of PH12

March 9, 2020

March 10, 2020

March 11, 2020

Lung Center of the Philippines

Makati City

PH44

F | 70

Filipino

None

March 7, 2020

March 9, 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

For validation

March 11, 2020

Makati Medical Center

Quezon City

PH46

F | 66

Filipino

None

Feb 29, 2020

March 7, 2020

March 11, 2020

St. Luke’s Medical Center-QC

Manila

PH47

M | 53

Filipino

For Validation

Feb 15, 2020

March 1, 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 9, 2020

March 11, 2020

St. Luke’s Medical Center-QC

San Juan City

PH49

M | 72

Filipino

Brother of PH52

March 1, 2020

March 9, 2020

March 11, 2020

Asian Hospital and Medical Center

For Validation

PH50

F | 69

Filipino

None

March 8, 2020

March 7, 2020

March 11, 2020

The Medical City

Quezon City

PH51

M | 26

Filipino

None

Feb 28, 2020

March 4, 2020

March 11, 2020

Makati Medical Center

Quezon City

PH52

F | 79

Filipino

Sister of PH49

March 1, 2020

March 8, 2020

March 11, 2020

Asian Hospital and Medical Center

Batangas

PH53

M | 30

Filipino

For validation

March 9, 2020

March 10, 2020

March 12, 2020

The Medical City

Mandaluyong City

PH54

M | 40

Filipino

None

March 1, 2020

March 10, 2020

March 12, 2020

Ortigas Hospital and Health Care Center

Pasig City

PH55

F | 59

For validation

For validation

For validation

For validation

March 13, 2020

Cardinal Santos Medical Center

For validation

PH56

M | 41

For validation

For validation

For validation

For validation

March 13, 2020

St. Luke’s Medical Center-Global City

For validation

PH57

M | 65

For validation

For validation

For validation

For validation

March 13, 2020

The Medical City

For validation

PH58

F | 45

Filipino

None

March 6, 2020

March 10, 2020

March 13, 2020

The Medical City

Makati

PH59

M | 27

For validation

For validation

For validation

For validation

March 13, 2020

Makati Medical Center

For validation

PH60

M | 49

For Validation

For validation

For validation

For validation

March 13, 2020

St. Luke’s Medical center-Global City

Makati

PH61

F | 70

For validation

For validation

For validation

For validation

March 13, 2020

University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center

For validation

PH62

F | 35

For validation

For validation

For validation

For validation

March 13, 2020

Ortigas Hospital and Health Care Center

For validation

PH63

M | 33

Filipino

None

March 6, 2020

For validation

March 13, 2020

Marikina Valley Medical Center

Rizal

PH64

M | 32

For Validation

For validation

Feb 28, 2020

March 9, 2020

March 13, 2020

Bataan St. Joseph Hospital and Medical Center

Manila

 

 

 

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