Number of PUIs for NCoV increased to 261: DOH

NCoV update. Eric Domingo, Secretary of the Department of Health (DOH), said it was under investigation for a possible novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection during a press conference at the DOH headquarters in Manila on Monday (February). The number of persons (PUI) has increased to 261. 10, 2020). Domingo said PUIs are integrated into various health facilities. (PNA file photo by Teresa Montmaier)

MANILA – The Health Department (DOH) reported Monday that the number of people coming under investigation for a potential novel corona virus (2019-nCoV) infection has increased to 261.

"We are seeing a rapid increase in the rate of virus transmission globally. In response, the DOH has strengthened its ability to prepare for local transmission possibilities. All DOH hospitals are equipped to meet the influx of patients and strictly follow infection control protocols to control the virus, Health Secretary Eric Domingo said in a press briefing at the DOH headquarters.

Domingo said PUIs are integrated into various health facilities. Of these, 48 have been released under strict supervision.

Meanwhile, 109 PUIs for the 2019-nCoV tested negative and 3 experienced positive. There are 202 test cases pending from the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM).

The DOH Epidemiology Bureau and the Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group identified 441 contacts of the first and second cases of the 2019-nCoV on Sunday, February 9, Domingo said.

"Of the third confirmed case, a total of 224, this is 56 percent, out of 403 contacts were identified, including passengers and individual contacts from hotels and hospitals. Currently, 147 or so 66% of the contacts were interviewed and kept at home, he said, quarantine, eight symbolic contacts have been classified as PUI and have been admitted for isolation and monitoring.

DOH, DFA brought Filipinos from Wuhan, China

Domingo also reported that the Intergovernmental Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases, headed by the DOH and the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), from Wuhan City, included a total of 32 Philippines, including the DFA Advance Party. Two personnel are included, repatriated.

Fourteen women and 18 men landed at Clark Airbase in Pampanga and eight members of the Philippine emigration team, along with six crew members, in the Tark Village, New Clark City, Capas, for 14 days. Moved. , And three earth crew operators.

Domingo said he did not show any signs of fever or breath while traveling across the country.

"Returning immigrants are considered personnel under-monitoring (PUM) and are currently being observed and isolated. Key features of our staff at Jaws B Langad Memorial Regional Hospital working 24/7. And monitor the status daily. "Of the PUMs, and those who provide appropriate health services to health-related patients, he added.

To check for any significant health changes, Domingo said he is monitored daily at 9am and 4:00 pm.

The DOH also announced Code Blue at all public hospitals, health offices and other health facilities in the region for immediate medical response.

"People who develop symptoms of fever, cough and colds, and other respiratory symptoms will be immediately brought to a designated hospital for isolation and appropriate medical care. We will help them to ensure their safety. Will be closely monitored, and at the same time, Domingo said, "The head of health assured the people," (PNA).

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