2 PUI for COVID-19 conf ined at BRTTH

March 21, 2020

LEGAZPI CITY ---  Two new cases of  Person Under Investigation (PUI) have been admitted in the Bicol Regional Training and Teaching Hospital for examination for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) bringing to three the total PUI to be tested as of Tuesday (Mar. 17), the Department of Health (DOH) in Bicol said.

Dr. Ernie Vera, DOH Bicol chief said the two PUI cases were reported  to the Regional Epidemiology Surveillances Unit on Tuesday after the BRTTH found that the two patients admitted Monday  were found to have  symptoms of the disease, while the  PUI in Camarines Sur is still  waiting for the laboratory test results from the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) in Manila.

He said that despite the two new PUI  cases,  Bicol  has no confirmed case of Covid-19 and remains  free from the coronavirus for now.

Covid-19 tracker indicated that as of Monday (Mar. 16) there were 18 PUI admitted   and subsequently  discharged after their  laboratory test results proved  negative for Covid-19.   

The Persons Under Monitoring (PUMs) cases have surged by 35 percent  or 7,313 cases recorded on Mar. 17 from the 13,383 cases recorded on Mar. 16.

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