4 more PUIs discharged in Antique


Four more patients under investigation (PUIs) in Antique province have been discharged after their laboratory results for coronavirus (Covid-19) came out negative, bringing the total now to eight.

Of the 13 PUIs who were admitted at the Angel Salazar Memorial General Hospital since March 5, the first four were discharged over the weekend, according to Antique Integrated Provincial Health Office chief Dr. Ric Noel Naciongayo.

“Our good news is that an additional four PUIs will be discharged today because they will no longer be necessitating in-patient care,” Naciongayo said. (

The laboratory results of the eight PUIs turned out negative based on the examination conducted by the Research Institute of Tropical Medicine in Metro Manila.

“We are just waiting for the results of the five remaining PUIs – which we hope would also be negative – to arrive because they are also in good clinical condition now,” the official said.

As of March 22, the province has 41 PUIs who were home-quarantined because they only exhibited mild Covid-19 symptoms such as cough and are being managed by their respective local health authorities.