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Negros Occidental Provincial Government Confirms 2 Suspected Coronavirus Cases in Bacolod City

BACOLOD CITY – The Provincial Government of Negros Occidental confirmed that there are two (2) suspected cases of coronavirus in the city.

Currently, most countries are on tight guards against the 2019 novel coronavirus which was first recorded in China. The epicenter of the outbreak is in Wuhan City.

It is speculated that the disease came from bat soup served in the market in Wuhan. The symptoms of the disease are similar to the signs of flu – which includes fever, cough, and breathing difficulties.

The outbreak in China has reached several other nations. France, Hong Kong, Japan, and the Philippines are among those with confirmed cases. Most patients are people coming from China.

Bacolod City, Negros Occidental

In the Philippines, it was last Thursday when the Department of Health (DOH) confirmed the first case of coronavirus in the country. The patient is a Chinese woman, 38 years of age, from Wuhan.

Yesterday, the health authorities confirmed that the companion of the woman, a 44-year-old Chinese man, died of coronavirus. They were admitted at San Lazaro Hospital in Manila. He is the first death case outside China.

Recently, another province in the Philippines confirmed suspected cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus. The provincial government of Negros Occidental, based on a post on Negros Daily Bulletin, confirmed that there are two (2) suspected cases of nCoV in Bacolod City.

According to Negros Occ. Governor Eugenio “Bong” Lacson, one of the patients is a foreigner from Taiwan while the other is a Filipina who visited Hong Kong. They are currently isolated and admitted at Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital.

Specimens of the patients have already been sent to the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) based on the post. The results are expected on Tuesday for the foreigner and Wednesday for the Pinay.

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