AMID the rising number of persons under investigation (PUIs) for the 2019 novel coronavirus virus (2019-nCoV) across the country, the Department of Health (DOH)-Central Luzon clarified that there are still no confirmed cases for the 2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease in Central Luzon.
DOH-Central Luzon, in its statement, said the region remains free from the communicable virus which originated from Wuhan, China.
Based on the data of DOH-Central Luzon, the number of PUIs in the region, meanwhile, were at 16 as of Wednesday afternoon. Nine of them already tested negative for the virus, while remaining seven are still awaiting results.
Six of the PUIs came from Bataan province, five from Pampanga, two each from Bataan and Bulacan, and one from Nueva Ecija.
It furthered that three of the PUIs who tested negative for 2019-nCoV were already discharged but are continuously being monitored, while the remaining three are still in hospitals for supportive care and will be discharged once fully recovered.
The health department reminded anew the public to continuously conduct preventive measures which include proper hand washing, practice of cough etiquette, cooking of food such as meat and eggs thoroughly and avoiding crowded places.
It also advised the public to sustain optimal immune system by having eight hours of sleep, eating well-balanced diet, and exercising regularly.