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Man monitored for novel coronavirus dies of pneumonia in Manila – Rappler

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THERMAL SCAN. The Bureau of Quarantine monitors the thermal scanner of passengers arriving from international flights at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay City on January 23, 2020 amid the coronavirus outbreak in China, which has spread to other countries. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – A man who was among those being monitored for the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the national capital died of complications due to pneumonia, the Department of Health (DOH) said on Wednesday, January 29.

San Lazaro Hospital Director Edmundo Lopez said in a news briefing that the 29-year-old man from Yunnan, China, died early Wednesday morning but stressed that he was not yet a confirmed case of 2019-nCoV. Tests would still be conducted on samples to be taken from him.

“Cause of death is pneumonia…. The patient was seen with various symptoms upon admission,” Lopez said, when asked to confirm if one of the patients under investigation had died.

Lopez said the man was admitted to San Lazaro Hospital in Manila on Monday, January 27. Upon admission, Lopez said the man had “many swollen lymph nodes,” renal warts, and was tested for HIV. He said the patient…



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