The Philippines' First Novel Coronavirus Patient Has Fully Recovered According To The Department Of Health

The woman was discharged from the San Lazaro Hospital on February 8.
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Department Of Health (DOH) Undersecretary Eric Domingo said in a press briefing that the country’s first confirmed novel coronavirus acute respiratory disease (2019-nCoV ARD) patient has fully recovered.

According to a report from Inquirer.net, the patient, a 38-year-old woman, has been discharged on February 8 from the San Lazaro Hospital in Manila.

The health undersecretary said, “As for the first case, [she] has already tested negative twice and has, in fact, been discharged.”

On January 30, the DOH confirmed the country’s first case of 2019-nCoV ARD. The woman traveled from Wuhan, China, which is considered to be the “ground zero” of the 2019-nCoV. The woman arrived in the country on January 21 and visited places such as Cebu and Dumaguete. On January 25, she was admitted to a government hospital in Manila and did not exhibit any symptoms of the virus.

Meanwhile, her travel companion, a 44-year-old male, also from Wuhan, became the first 2019-nCoV ARD death outside of China

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