MORE patients under investigation (PUIs) tested negative in Davao Region with only three patients have remained admitted in the hospitals, down by 12 from previous coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) tracker by the Department of Health (DOH).
As of February 14, Davao Region had a significant drop in terms of the number of patients under watch for the novel coronavirus disease. Those remaining three were housed in an isolation facility in two state-run hospitals in the region pending their results from the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM).
On February 13, 15 patients were recorded staying at hospitals for isolation. The day after, several patients were discharged after their samples tested negative from the new strain of coronavirus.
DOH noted that the city remains free from Covid-19. Only in the National Capital Region and Central Visayas have positive cases. Those were all Chinese nationals.
In the entire Mindanao, there are now eight PUIs admitted in different hospitals. For the breakdown, three from Davao Region, three from Northern Mindanao, one in Caraga, and one in Soccsksargen.
According to DOH, 191 PUIs are still admitted nationwide while there was no reported new confirmed case of Covid-19 in the Philippines. To date a total of 422 PUIs in the country tested negative while there are still 24 cases whose results are still pending.
The health department continues to advocate on proper hygiene as preventive measures such as proper hand washing, observance of cough etiquette, and maintaining healthy lifestyles for added resistance against infectious disease.
Meanwhile, DOH called on the public on the circulation of false information with the title "DOH Advisory on Concerts and Another Release of Stock and Containers in the Philippines."
"We remind the public that the National Bureau of Investigation will probe and identify those who are spreading fake news and disinformation," DOH said.
The public is advised to visit their official channels for legitimate announcements and public advisories.