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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.

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, 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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