By Jhon Aldrin Casinas
The Rizal Medical Center in Pasig City has assured that its facility is prepared to assist patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The government-run hospital made the statement as it confirmed on Wednesday that a patient who tested positive with the disease is confined at their facility.
The Department of Health announced that a 60-year-old Filipino male with COVID-19 was admitted at the said hospital.
“Rest assured that our facility is prepared to manage suspected and confirmed cases,” the Rizal Medical Center said.
The hospital said it also has a patient considered as Person Under Investigation (PUI) for the disease.
“They are currently stable and are in isolation,” it said in a statement.
The hospital said another PUI that was reported earlier was “cleared” and has since been discharged.
“We advise the public to refrain posting or reposting unconfirmed reports regarding COVID-19 to avoid panic.”
The Health Department reported Wednesday 16 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 49.
The World Health Organization has earlier characterized the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic.