The Department of Health (DOH) reported ten (10) new confirmed cases of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), on top of the four (4) new cases announced yesterday, March 8, 2020.
This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 20. All test results from the new cases were released today, after samples were collected last March 6, 7, and 8.
The Epidemiology Bureau (EB) of DOH is currently conducting comprehensive contact tracing activities for the said cases. DOH is also currently in coordination with concerned Local Government Units and Centers for Health Development for localized response and implementation of infection prevention and control measures.
DOH has deployed additional surveilance teams to expedite the contact tracing of the new cases. The agency is also maximizing all channels, including coordinating with Philippine National Police, other stakeholders and government agencies to identify and isolate, if needed, those who may have had contact with confirmed cases.
This is a developing story. To be updated…