Quezon has 5 PUIs, 4 PUMs

February 07, 2020

LUCENA CITY— Updating on the presence of suspected carriers of the deadly nobel coronavirus in Quezon, local health officials yesterday disclosed that the province so far has five patients under investigation (PUI) and 4 persons under monitoring (PUM).

In her latest statement issued at 9 a.m. yesterday, Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Grace Santiago, said the fifth PUI showed symptoms of infection similar to that of the four and also travelled to China, Hong Kong or Macau within the past  14 days.

Apart from this, Santiago also disclosed that they have recorded 4 PUMs.

PUM is a person who has history of travel in the said countries for the past 14 days without any respiratory symptoms and were advised of home quarantine.

But despite the latest figure, Santiago assured the public that the province remains negative for nCoV cases.

She said the five are being managed by the Department of Health and Integrated Provincial Health Office while awaiting for the results of the swab examination from the national reference laboratory where the collected specimens were sent.