2019-nCoV Update: Overall confirmed cases rise to 70,548

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Chinese health officials announced 2,048 new confirmed cases from the novel coronavirus outbreak, pushing the overall to 70,548 on Monday morning.

Hubei province, the epicenter of the epidemic, reported 1,933 new confirmed cases with at least 100 new deaths as of the end of Sunday. Since then, the death toll in mainland China reached 1,770.

Moreover, Hubei introduced tough new measures to fight against the outbreak. This includes directing its cities to block roads to all private vehicles.

Update as of February 16. /China Daily

Meanwhile, the Department of Health (DOH) continues to monitor persons under investigations (PUIs) for possible COVID-19 cases. As of February 16, the DOH reported to probed around 498 patients and still has no record of local transmission in the country.

  • 159 – Admitted in hospitals
  • 336 – Discharged from hospitals
  • 3 – confirmed cases

Nevertheless, 12 Filipinos were reported to have acquired the virus but all came from outside the country. This includes one in the United Arab Emirates and eleven cruise ship passengers in Japan.

For real-time updates, you can check out DOH’s 2019-nCoV tracker.

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Screenshot /Department of Health Website

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