(Update) Nilinaw ng Department of Health (DOH) na 33 ang total number ng mga nagpositibo sa coronavirus disease (COVID-19) sa Pilipinas.
Humingi nang paumanhin si Health Asec. Maria Rosario Vergeire matapos maglabas ng Facebook advisory ang DOH nitong hapon.
Nilinaw ng opisyal na ang 11 na kanilang unang inulat ay samples lang na ini-report ng World Health Organization, pero siyam lang sa mga ito ang nag-test ng positive.
“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,” ayon sa statement ni Sec. Francisco Duque.
“Of the 13 new cases, PH21-24 are currently in stable condition, PH25-26 are asymptomatic, and statuses of PH27-33 are for verification.”
Sa ngayon hindi pa rin matukoy ng DOH kung magkakaugnay ang transmission ng mga bagong kaso kaya patuloy ang kanilang panawagan sa mga local government unit at concerned agencies na tumulong sa contact tracing.
“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,” ani Duque.
“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,” dagdag ng kalihim.