Health authorities continue to ramp up efforts to detect possible cases of the novel coronavirus in the Philippines.
The Department of Health (DOH) tracker still showed that the government agency had conducted 1,399 tests as of 4 pm Saturday, March 21.
The tracker showed the following figures:
- Patients under investigation: 570
- Patients under monitoring: 6,321
The tracker reflected 307 confirmed cases. It also showed that 263 are currently admitted to hospitals, 13 have recovered, and 19 have died.
President Rodrigo Duterte declared a state of public health emergency in the Philippines on March 9 due to the confirmation of local transmission of the virus.