Fact check: Man tested positive for 2019 novel coronavirus in Laguna hospital

Fact check: Man tested positive for 2019 novel coronavirus in Laguna hospital

- An online post has claimed that a man in Laguna tested positive for suspected 2019 novel coronavirus

- The netizen claimed that the patient was her “friend” and he showed symptoms of the novel coronavirus

- However, it has been reported that the claim was false and misleading the Filipinos

- The Department of Health (DOH) claimed that no person in the Calabarzon region is under investigation for the coronavirus

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A social media post has been making the rounds over the Internet after claiming that there is a positive case of the deadly 2019 novel coronavirus in Laguna.

However, KAMI learned that the claim is false and just misleading the Filipinos.

In a report by the Rappler, the post claimed that it was her “friend” that showed symptoms of the coronavirus and was allegedly admitted at the Global Medical Center of Laguna.

“A friend of mine was confined in Global Hospital in Banlic, Laguna. January 21 kausap ko siya sa chat at sinabi niya na ang tindi nga daw ng sorethroat niya. Jan 25 nung sinabi niyang confined na siya sa ospital dahil ang taas daw ng lagnat niya,”

“Then just today January 29, I was informed by his family na hindi na daw humihinga yung friend ko and positive nga daw sa coronavirus,” the netizen said in the post.

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Fact check: Man tested positive for 2019 novel coronavirus in Laguna hospital

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Source: Facebook

Rappler reported that the claim is misleading. When the post was made on January 30, the Global Medical Center of Laguna “has no confirmed novel coronavirus case.”

Meanwhile, as of January 31, the Department of Health (DOH) showed that there is no person under investigation for suspected coronavirus in the Calabarzon region.

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As previously reported by KAMI, a 44-year-old Chinese was reported dead after testing positive for the 2019 novel coronavirus.

As of February 2, 2020, the DOH announced that 24 patients under investigation for the suspected coronavirus tested negative. However, two persons tested positive for coronavirus.

Both patients were admitted to the San Lazaro Hospital in Manila. They also came from Wuhan, China, and arrived in the Philippines last January 21, 2020.

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