Just recently, the Department of Health confirmed that there are now two cases of the novel coronavirus in the Philippines. In a Facebook live by ABS CBN, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III confirmed the second case in the country involving a 44-year old Chinese man from Wuhan City who tested positive and has recently died last February 1 in Manila. This marks the first death outside China, according to the World Health Organization.
Moreover, health authorities also confirmed the first nCoV death. To date, there are 24 patients under investigation who tested negative for the Wuhan coronavirus. It can be recalled that the first case involves a 38-year-old woman from Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak. Moreover, in a press conference, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III confirmed that the first nCoV case arrived in the Philippines from Wuhan via Hong Kong last January 21.
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