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March 9, 2020

LIST: Confirmed COVID-19 Cases In The Philippines

LIST: Confirmed COVID-19 Cases In The Philippines

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On March 9, 2020, the Department of Health (DOH) announced 10 new cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-2019) or a total of 20 since January. But President Duterte announced later at night that the cases rose to 24. These cases are the following:

1) 38-year-old Chinese woman who arrived in the country from Wuhan City, China – the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak – on Jan. 21 via Hong Kong. Her case was  announced on Jan. 30 after she sought consultation on Jan. 25 due to mild cough and was confined in San Lazaro Hospital in Manila;  She recovered and went back to China.

2) 44-year-old  Chinese man who was the partner of Case 1. He was also confined in San Lazaro Hospital in Manila and died of severe pneumonia on Feb. 1. He was the first recorded death outside China.

3) 60-year-old Chinese woman who arrived in Cebu from Hong Kong on Jan. 20 and then traveled to Bohol where she consulted a physician in a private hospital on Jan. 22 due to fever and rhinitis. Tests initially yielded negative results but she was found positive for the virus on Jan. 30. She was confined in San Lazaro Hospital but had recovered and gone back to China on Jan. 31.

4) 48-year-old Filipino male with travel history to Japan and who returned to the Philippines on Feb. 25. He tested positive for COVID-19 on March 5, 2020. He is an employee of Deloitte Philippines, a consultancy and financial advisory firm based in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. He is currently confined in the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine and is in stable condition.

5) 62- year-old Fiipino male from Cainta, Rizal and San Juan with known hypertension and diabetes. He has no history of travel abroad and frequently visited a prayer hall in Greenhills, San Juan City. He started coughing with phlegm last Feb. 25 and consulted a physician in a hospital. He was diagnosed with severe pneumonia and turned positive for COVID-19 on March 5. He is still confined in the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine. Earlier, the DOH said he was transferred to another hospital for a medical procedure.

6) 59-year-old wife of Case 5 who had cough on March 5 and was considered as the first local transmission of COVID-19 case in the country. Her husband is the first local case. She remains in Research Institute for Tropical Medicine where she and her husband were originally taken.

7) 38-year-old Taiwanese male with history of contact with Taiwanese foreign nationals who visited Philippines. He has no known residence in the country and has no travel history abroad. His symptoms of COVID-19 surfaced on March 3 and was confirmed to be infected with the virus on March 8. He is stable and is confined in Makati Medical Center.

8) 32-year-old Filipino male with history of travel to Japan. He is from Pasig City and his symptoms manifested on March 5. He is admitted to St. Luke’s Medical Center in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig and is now in stable condition.

9) 86-year-old American male with hypertension and history of travel to the United States and South Korea.  He is residing in Marikina City and is currently confined in the intensive care unit of The Medical City in Pasig. His symptoms began on March 1.

10) 57-year-old Filipino male who did not have history of travel abroad and exposure to a confirmed case. He is a resident of Quezon City who was admitted to St. Luke’s Medical Center in Quezon City.

11) 72-year-old Filipino male who is currently confined in The Medical City. His case was confirmed on March 9 along with Cases 12 to 20. His condition is still under validation. He was transferred to St. Luke’s Medical Center in Quezon City.

12) 56-year-old Filipino male with travel history to United Arab Emirates and admitted to Makati Medical Center after being found positive for COVID-19 on March 9. He had fever and cough on Feb. 29.

13) 34-year-old Filipino male with travel history to Australia and is being treated at the Makati Medical Center. He complained of fever on Feb. 28 before being diagnosed with COVID-19 on March 9.

14) 46-year-old Filipino male who was admitted to Makati Medical Center after showing symptoms like fever and cough on Feb. 25 and was found positive for COVID-19 on March 9. He has no travel history abroad.

15) 24-year-old Filipino male who experienced coughing on March 1 and was confined in Makati Medical Center. He tested positive for the disease also on March 9 and was transferred to Dr. Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital and Sanitarium in Caloocan City.

16) 70-year-old Filipino male with exposure to known COVID-19 case and who traveled to Indonesia. He is the husband of Case 17. He was initially admitted to UniHealth Paranaque Hospital after experiencing cough, sore throat and colds. He tested positive for the disease on March 9 and was transferred to the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine along with his wife.

17) 69-year-old Filipina, wife of Case 16 who also traveled to Indonesia and with  exposure to known COVID-19 case. She was confined in UniHealth Paranaque Hospital after having cough and colds but was transferred to Research Institute for Tropical Medicine with her husband. She also has existing hypertension.

18) 41-year-old Filipino male with travel history to Taiwan and who was admitted to Tricity Medical Center in Pasig City after complaining of fever, headache and body malaise. He was transferred to San Lazaro Hospital on March 9 along with his wife, Case 19.

19) 46-year-old Filipina who was also confined in Tricity Medical Center initially and whose condition is still subject to validation.

20) 48-year-old Filipino male with travel history to Japan and who has been admitted to Research Institute for Tropical Medicine after experiencing cough and body malaise.

Cases 21 to 24 were announced by President Duterte during a press briefing at Malacañang on the night of March 9, but he did not elaborate. He only said the cases are in West Crame, San Juan; Santa Maria, Bulacan; and Project 6, Quezon City.

On March 10, the DOH reported nine new confirmed cases, bringing the total number of COVID-19 patients in the country to 33.  The department clarified that two of 11 cases announced earlier were not cases but new samples from Cases 7 and 8 found positive for COVID-19 after repeat tests. The results were received by the Epidemiology Bureau of the DOH.

The DOH also released the details of Cases 21 to 24 along with Cases 25 to 33. These cases are the following:

21) 58-year-old Filipina with no travel history abroad and exposure to an infected person. She experienced coughing, fever and shortness of breath on March 4, and was found positive for COVID-19 on March 9. She is currently being treated at Dr. Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital and Sanitarium in Caloocan City. 

22) 51-year-old Filipina who had cough, colds and dysphagia or swallowing difficulties as of March 4 and tested positive for COVID-19 on March 9. She is admitted to Cardinal Santos Medical Center in San Juan City and has no known travel history abroad and exposure to a COVID-19 patient.

23) 30-year-old Filipina with no travel history abroad and exposure to a COVID-19 patient. On March 3, she complained of coughing, sore throat, headache and was confirmed to be infected with the virus on March 9. She is confined in Cardinal Santos Medical Center in San Juan. She was transferred to San Lazaro Hospital and is in stable condition.

24) 52-year-old Filipino male with travel history to Switzerland.  He showed symptoms on March 6 and was confirmed to have the disease on March 9. He is admitted to the Lung Center of the Philippines in Quezon City. He was transferred to St. Luke’s Medical Center also in Quezon City.

Cases 21 to 24 are in stable condition, according to the DOH.

25) 31-year-old Filipino male who was among those repatriated from Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan. He is asymptomatic like Case 26 and was found positive for COVID-19 on March 10. He is still quarantined in New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac.

26) 34-year-old Filipino male who was also among the repatriates from Diamond Princess cruise ship and confirmed to be infected with the virus on March 10. He also remains under quarantine in New Clark City.

27) 42-year-old Filipina who did not have travel history abroad and exposure to a COVID-19 patient. She had cough before Feb. 19 and was found positive for the virus on March 10.

The patient is confined in The Medical City in Pasig as well as Cases 28 to 33. The conditions of these cases are still being validated by the DOH.

28) 69-year-old Filipino male with exposure to known COVID-19 case. He experienced coughing on Feb. 29 and was confirmed to have the disease on March 10.

29) 82-year-old Filipina with exposure to a COVID-19 patient. She was asymptomatic but was found positive for the disease on March 10.

30) 69-year-old Filipina exposure to a COVID-19 case. Her symptoms manifested on March 5 and was confirmed to have the disease on March 10.

31) 28-year-old Filipina with no travel history abroad and exposure to a COVID-19 patient. She was found positive for COVID-19 on March 10 after showing symptoms on March 1.

32) 64-year-old Filipino male who neither traveled abroad nor had exposure to a COVID-19 case. He felt the symptoms on Feb. 27 and was confirmed to have the disease on March 10.

33) 60-year-old Filipino male with no history of travel abroad and exposure to a COVID-19 patient but was confirmed to be infected with the disease on March 10. 

 On March 11, 16 more confirmed cases have emerged, bringing to 49 the total number of cases, with one of the new patients becoming the first Filipino who contracted the virus locally to die.

 

 List of individuals who traveled to the Philippines and tested positive for COVID-19

1) 38-year-old Taiwanese male who visited the Philippines from Feb. 28 to March 3 who developed abdominal discomfort and diarrhea on March 2. He then experienced sore throat, fever and body malaise on March 3. The patient consulted a physician in an outpatient clinic in Taiwan on March 4 and was confirmed positive for COVID-19 on March 5. The onset of symptoms on March 2 points to possible infection before the patient traveled to the Philippines.

2) 44-year-old Japanese male who visited the Philippines from Feb. 21 to 28. Prior to visiting the Philippines, he traveled to Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand and Japan. He stayed in three different hotels in Metro Manila before flying back to Thailand last Feb. 28 and experienced coughing, shortness of breath and fever starting Feb. 29. He went to a clinic in Cambodia to consult a physician on March 3 and was referred to a hospital but no tests were done. He flew back to Japan last March 4 and tested positive for COVID-19.

3) 60-year-old Filipina living in Sydney, Australia who, according to Pangasinan officials, arrived in the country on Feb. 12, attended a wedding at the Manila Cathedral on Feb. 15, stayed in a condominium in Quezon City and visited a wake there on Feb. 19. She then went to their house in Lingayen, Pangasinan on Feb. 22 and stayed overnight, before traveling to Pasay City on Feb. 23. She left for Sydney on March 2 with cough and was confirmed to be positive for COVID-19 upon arrival in Australia on March 3.

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