Philippines reports four new coronavirus cases, bringing total to 10

The Health Department reported late Sunday evening four new cases of the new coronavirus, bringing the total number of people who have been infected with the virus in the country to 10.

All four were tested Saturday and their results were released Sunday, the department said.

Among them is a 38-year-old Taiwanese man with no history of travel outside of the Philippines. He began showing symptoms on March 3 after having contact with another Taiwanese national who visited the Philippines and tested positive for the virus upon return to Taiwan.

Another patient is a 57-year-old Filipino man who also had no history of travel outside of the country. He is said to have had contact with someone who tested positive for coronavirus, but the Health Department said they are still investigating this.

Another Filipino, a 32-year-old man, also tested positive for the virus. He was screened after a trip to Japan in the past 14 days and after symptoms showed up on March 8.

An 86-year-old American man with hypertension and a travel history to the US and South Korea is also among those who have just tested positive for the new virus. His symptoms appeared on March 1.

The Health Department said all four patients are admitted to private hospitals, but does not specify the hospitals and their locations.

This story is breaking and will be updated.

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