By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
Health officials in Thailand reported (computer translated) an additional six confirmed novel coronavirus cases, bringing the country’s tally to 14.
Nine cases continue to be hospitalized, while five have been released.
Dr. Sukhum Kanchanaphimai, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Public Health said that The Ministry of Public Health confirms 6 new cases (2 female, 4 male) including children and adults. All are Chinese patients from Wuhan City, Hubei Province, of which 5 are the same family and the other 1 travels in the same group.
No cases in the Philippines
The Department of Health (DOH) today informed the public that there are still no confirmed cases of the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the country as it convened the first Interagency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases Meeting with the Departments of Foreign Affairs, Local and Interior Government, Justice, Labor and Employment, Tourism, Transportation, and Information and Communications Technology.
DOH revealed that it is closely monitoring 22 Patients Under Investigation (PUIs) – 13 in Metro Manila, 3 in Western Visayas, 3 in Central Visayas, 1 in MIMAROPA, 1 in Eastern Visayas, and 1 in Northern Mindanao.
As of today, three of the PUIs have already been discharged as their laboratory results revealed other diseases. DOH is now awaiting results for 13 PUI from the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine for screening, and 6 PUI laboratory results from the Victorian Infectious Disease Reference Laboratory for confirmation.
China’s National Health Commission reported (computer translated) 30 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities) reported 1771 newly confirmed cases, 515 severe cases, and 26 new deaths (24 in Hubei Province, 1 in Beijing, Hainan)
As of January 27, the National Health and Health Commission had received a total of 4,515 confirmed cases, including 106 deaths.
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