2 suspected nCoV cases in Capiz negative – PHO

first_imgROXAS City – Two individuals underinvestigation for a possible 2019 novel coronavirus acute respiratory disease (2019-nCoVARD) in Capiz have been tested negative, the Provincial Health Office (PHO)said. Gov. Esteban Evan Contreras of Capiz urges the public to refrain from posting, sharing and sending any reports about the novel coronavirus unless they are sourced out from the Department of Health or other credible health authorities and organizations. CAPIZ KABALAKA INFORMATION CENTER Dr. Samuel Delfin of PHO cited the laboratorytest results of the two patients under investigation sent to the ResearchInstitute for Tropical Medicine in Muntinlupa City.  “Copiesof the official results were forwarded to the attending physician, hospitalmanagement, Local Health Office and Department of Health for proper guidance,” Delfinsaid, adding the results were revealed through an official statement issued onFeb. 8 and 10. The governor also said the Capizeñosshould refrain from posting, sending and sharing reports if they are notsourced out from the Department of Health and other credible health authoritiesand organizations. (With a report fromPIA-CAPIZ/PN) Meanwhile, the second patient, a43-year-old Capizeña domestic helper in Hong Kong, will be released fromhospitalization following the negative results on her nCoV ARD test. He urged the public to verifyinformation or reports about the coronavirus seen on social media and shortmessage services platforms. The first PUI, according to Delfin, wasa 51-year-old male who manifested cough and immediately sought medicalconsultation upon his arrival in this province from a trip to Hong Kong andMacau from Jan. 25 to Jan. 29. He was already discharged from the hospital. Gov. Esteban Evan Contreras, for hispart, advised the residents of the province to stay calm but remain vigilantamidst the ongoing epidemiological surveillance and response activities tocontain the coronavirus threat.last_img

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