Bohol Island News Staff | Posted on Jan. 31, 2020 at 9:44 p.m.

A Chinese national who was being monitored for suspected 2019 – Novel coronavirus acute respiratory disease (2019-nCoV ARD) is now out of the hospital after he tested negative.

This was the update provided by Dr. Van Phillip Baton, Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases Program Coordinator of the Department of Health Center for Health Development Region 7 (DOH-CHD 7), on Friday afternoon on the status of persons under investigation (PUI) in the region.

Although no other details were given but Baton shared the good news that the patient was already discharged from a medical facility today.

As of the latest data from DOH-CHD 7, there are still four PUIs that are awaiting test results.

They are all Chinese nationals.

The youngest is a one-year-old Chinese boy. The three others were a 36-year-old male and another 19-year-old male and a 24-year-old female.

“All of them are in stable condition,” Baton told reporters in an interview on Friday afternoon in Cebu City.

DOH revealed that there are now 31 PUIs all over the country.

By Bohol Island News

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