1st Covid death outside of China is in PH;Now Has New Case of SARS COV2 of 29 y.o. Chinese National

The Philippine's First Covid patient owas a 44-year-old Chinese man from Wuhan, in Hubei province, where the virus was first detected.

Now Philippines has the highest Covid19 Cases in the Entire South East Asia.

A 29-year-old Chinese national who arrived at Subic Bay Freeport tested positive for SARS Cov2

A 29-year-old Chinese national who arrived at Subic Bay Freeport tested positive for SARS Cov2

SAN ANTONIO, ZAMBALES—A 29-year-old Chinese national who arrived at Subic Bay Freeport a month ago tested positive for SARS Cov2, the virus that causes COVID-19, authorities said on Friday (Aug. 7).

Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) Chief Wilma Eisma said that the patient, who was staying in a hotel, showed no symptoms and had no history of travel to infected places or contact with any infected person upon his arrival.

Eisma said the patient submitted himself to testing as part of his travel requirements.

He is now quarantined while the hotel he was staying in has been decontaminated and will undergo extensive disinfection.

The free port now has two guests who had been infected with coronavirus.

Source: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1318306/chinese-hotel-guest-in-subic-test-positive-for-coronavirus?fbclid=IwAR37cpaFrp-LI89xcUcIu77pfzqChDCVuxgh8xYEXXH-Z0YNLunvfYGUpGI

Coronavirus: First death outside China reported in Philippines-BBC

A man has died of the coronavirus in the Philippines, the first confirmed fatality outside China.

The patient was a 44-year-old Chinese man from Wuhan, in Hubei province, where the virus was first detected.

He appeared to have been infected before arriving in the Philippines, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.

More than 300 people have died in the outbreak so far, the vast majority from Hubei. More than 14,000 people have been infected.

The US, Australia and an increasing number of other countries have barred the arrival of foreigners from China and are requiring their own citizens to be quarantined.


Source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-51345855

PH now has most COVID-19 cases in Southeast Asia

With 119,460 total infections, the Philippines now has the most coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in Southeast Asia.

On Thursday, the Department of Health (DOH) reported 3,561 new COVID-19 cases, putting the country ahead of Indonesia in terms of total COVID-19 cases in the region.

Indonesia’s Health Ministry announced 1,882 new infections, bringing its total COVID-19 caseload to 118,753, the Jakarta Post reported.

Metro Manila, the epicenter of the outbreak in the country, accounts for more than half or 2,041 of the Philippines’ new cases.

The country’s total fatality increased to 2,150 with the addition of 28 new deaths. Meanwhile, the recoveries also rose to 66,837 after 569 more people were able to defeat the infectious disease.

The capital region, along with the provinces of Laguna, Cavite, Rizal, and Bulacan has been reverted to the stricter modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) from Aug. 4 to 18 to give medical frontliners a “timeout” to recuperate from exhaustion in battling the pandemic and to provide the government time to “regroup” and beef up its COVID-19 response.

According to the Philippines’ Testing Czar Vince Dizon, the rise in the number of coronavirus cases was due to the country’s ramped up testing efforts.

READ: PH looming as SEA’s COVID-19 epicenter? It’s speculative, says testing czar 

The DOH echoed this, pointing out that as of Aug. 4, a total of 1,643,539 people have been tested for COVID-19 with an average of 28,938 tests per day within the last seven days.

According to the DOH, this is significantly higher than Indonesia’s record of having tested a total of 908,000 individuals as of Aug. 4 and having a testing average of 14,29 per day within the seven days. [ac]

Source: https://globalnation.inquirer.net/190091/ph-now-has-most-covid-19-cases-in-southeast-asia

The Philippines Now Has the Most Number of COVID-19 Cases in Southeast Asia-MSN News

The Philippines now has the most number of COVID-19 cases in Southeast Asia, overtaking Malaysia for the unwanted top spot in the region. On Monday, April 13, the Department of Health announced that with the addition of 284 new cases, the total number of confirmed cases in the country now stands at 4,932, just shy of the 5,000 mark.

We currently have 242 full recoveries, but unlike other countries, the death toll is higher than the recovery number with 315 total deaths so far. Based on data from other Southeast Asian countries, the Philippines has the highest death-to-recovery ratio as one of only two countries where the number of deaths is larger than the number of recoveries. The only other country where this occurs is in Indonesia.

After the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia are the countries with the highest number of COVID-19 cases. 



Wuhan Institute of Virology

The Institute was founded in 1956 as the Wuhan Microbiology Laboratory under theChinese Academy of Sciences(CAS). In 1961, it became the South China Institute of Microbiology, and in 1962 was renamed Wuhan Microbiology Institute. In 1970, it became the Microbiology Institute of Hubei Province when the Hubei Commission of Science and Technology took over the administration. In June 1978, it was returned to the CAS and renamed Wuhan Institute of Virology.

In 2005, a group including researchers from the Wuhan Institute of Virology published research into the origin of the SARS coronavirus, finding that China's horseshoe bats are natural reservoirs of SARS-like coronaviruses.[12] Continuing this work over a period of years, researchers from the Institute sampled thousands of horseshoe bats in locations across China, isolating over 300 bat coronavirus sequences.

In 2015, an international team including two scientists from the Institute published successful research on whether a bat coronavirus could be made to infect HeLa. The team engineered a hybrid virus, combining a bat coronavirus with a SARS virus that had been adapted to grow in mice and mimic human disease. The hybrid virus was able to infect human cells.

In 2017, a team from the Institute announced that coronaviruses found in horseshoe bats at a cave in Yunnan contain all the genetic pieces of the SARS virus, and hypothesized that the direct progenitor of the human virus originated in this cave. The team, who spent five years sampling the bats in the cave, noted the presence of a village only a kilometer away, and warned of "the risk of spillover into people and emergence of a disease similar to SARS".

Source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wuhan_Institute_of_Virology?fbclid=IwAR2NTHTzEWvmUD_uSItst2-RKeCbGh-dwmcBrTvp56N241XrLAneDj6Sk-0

Coronavirus: China outbreak city Wuhan raises death toll by 50%-BBC

The Chinese city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus originated last year, has raised its official Covid-19 death toll by 50%, adding 1,290 fatalities.

Wuhan officials attributed the new figure to updated reporting and deaths outside hospitals. China has insisted there was no cover-up.

It has been accused of downplaying the severity of its virus outbreak.

Wuhan's 11 million residents spent months in strict lockdown conditions, which have only recently been eased.

The latest official figures bring the death toll in the city in China's central Hubei province to 3,869, increasing the national total to more than 4,600.

China has confirmed nearly 84,000 coronavirus infections, the seventh-highest globally, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

Source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-52321529

135 passengers arrived in Boracay from Wuhan, China

Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) on Thursday said 135 passengers entered the Philippines from Chinese cental city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-Ncov).

The passengers entered the country through Royal Air Charter flight which left the city hours before the lockdown was imposed.

The flight which departed around 6 a.m. landed in Kalibo International Airport in Boracay island.

“May bumaba pa rin na galing Wuhan, so vigilant naman ang ating quarantine personnel sa airport,” CAAP spokesperson Eric Apolonia told GMA News.

Apolonia said the passengers undergone thermal scanning before they were allowed to enter the country.

According to CAAP, there were six direct flights between Wuhan and Kalibo through Royal Air Charter and Pan Pacific Airline every week.

Meanwhile, the Department of Health (DOH) stressed that the new strain of coronavirus has not reached the Philippines yet.

Source: https://filipinotimes.net/news/2020/01/23/135-passengers-arrived-boracay-wuhan-china/?fbclid=IwAR1oEa1O8aYb2KHOZrCXVLna7wb1XmnjTe54CuccK7exvfqyOw3j0aWr5cM&__cf_chl_jschl_tk__=b0bb4c9682245944faaf24b7598f8d883396da8f-1587205022-0-AWGgSuodZH1pPBmv5lsudZ1uUw-bSSI8_SPbJwaIbVVPo5C9Q1EVyVhGB8vJARbXlxzO8qrPadRVDnVia57QhumDqF5z5LzzSg32ONuK5zrMw5OWPZgDwprQM8zvRpRqBhiHyOptV-CYHA8WIsknu2WfKPYqrx8AfRVH1_8RzguDVfo9F4eV6wdDwZQXyYorjhE5dtmekX3x7YeubmlEz-3e2dZrVgflorvsJUcuE2rHhPO9Kr6chqiuybAL8l3-yiHKGGQpCkNlaKwXcZQIWurqIxRnxhIuYNTGMBbqAp1_ZFtEkOOv-WUfzqkcxzbi45-KMGqQMFrjFOFb512CrUSCYdRwXrtk5wKLTXhix3pUmFaDSHB9jKb7CkGXXiwuPsXUp9h0mWFQMNJxJnkZQSo5E8JaWCT12q-fLGSfzqLI8NdqdvLnRJUjfPsFTaF_-Q

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