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DOH Launches Webpage Solely for nCoV Updates

Just recently, the Department of Health launched a dedicated webpage solely for updates regarding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. The page will provide updates and DOH urges the public to stay updated by following the page that may be accessed at

In its recent update dated January 28 as of 6pm, it revealed the number of persons under investigation, the government’s efforts in securing Filipinos living in Hubei Province in China, and protective measures that the general public can apply.

The update revealed that the number of persons under investigation in the country is 24.

“As of 1:30 PM today, 5 PUIs were added to the previous total of 22, while 3 were discharged. According to WHO Country Representative Dr. Rabindra Abeyasinghe, globally the number of confirmed 2019 nCoV is 4,515, where 976 are severe cases, and 37 confirmed in 11 countries outside China. All 106 deaths are in China. There is no evidence yet on asymptomatic patients being infectious. DOH reminds the public to practice cough etiquette and frequent handwashing,” a Department of Health update states.

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