The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday said that the majority of people who get infected with the 2019 novel coronavirus recover from the illness.
This, as Eric Domingo, a spokesperson of the Department of Health, said that doctors were not afraid as the infectious disease doctors were willing to admit those patients because they knew that 98% of people will get better. He added that novel coronavirus infection was “not a death sentence, even if you are diagnosed with it.”
DOH spokesperson Eric Domingo also said that level 2 or 3 hospitals, as well as those with wards and isolation rooms, were required to admit patients who were suspected of having a 2019-nCoV. He added that those hospitals that will not comply may lose their license.
The Philippines was currently monitoring some 133 patients under investigation (PUI) of carrying the 2019-nCoV. The Department of Health on Wednesday confirmed the third case of an infected person.
According to DOH spokesperson Eric Domingo, the remains of a 44-year-old Chinese tourist, who died of severe pneumonia on Saturday, was set to cremate and returned to his family.
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