No 2019 nCov-ARD case in CL

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CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga — Central Luzon remains free of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Acute Respiratory Disease (2019 nCoV- ARD).

Department of Health (DOH) disclosed that out of the 16 Persons Under Investigation (PUI) in the region, nine had negative results while the other seven are still waiting for results as of 12:00NN of February 5.

“Three of those PUIs who had negative results were already discharged and are continuously being monitored. The remaining six who yielded negative results are still admitted for supportive care and will be discharged once fully recovered,” DOH Regional Director Cesar Cassion disclosed.

Per province, Bataan recorded two PUIs with one still admitted while the other was discharged. Bulacan has two admitted PUIs, Nueva Ecija has one admitted PUI, Pampanga has three admitted and two discharged PUIs and Tarlac has six admitted PUIs.

DOH constantly reminds the public of the preventive measures which include proper handwashing, proper etiquette, cooking food thoroughly specifically meat and eggs, avoiding crowded places and sustaining optimal immune system by having eight hours of sleep, eating a well-balanced diet and exercising regularly.

“We encourage everyone to be vigilant in information dissemination to prevent the spread of fake news. Up to date and validated information on 2019 nCoV-ARD can be accessed at www.doh.gov.ph/2019-nCoV,” Cassion added.