Filipino who tested positive for novel coronavirus in Hong Kong now cleared

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 23) — Hong Kong’s lone Filipino novel coronavirus (COVID-19) patient is now cleared and is expected to be discharged this week.

The Filipino household worker who tested positive for COVID-19 has informed the Philippine Consulate that all her tests turned out negative Sunday, as she remains healthy, according to Consul General Raly Tejada.

The 32-year-old woman who works in Hong Kong tested positive for the virus, along with her employer. The Filipina is the 52nd person to be infected by the virus in Hong Kong.

READ: Filipino household worker in Hong Kong tests positive for novel coronavirus

According to the Hong Kong Health Department, there are only three Filipinos who remain in quarantine, and "all are healthy," showing no signs and symptoms. They are also expected to go home within the week.

Meanwhile, three other Filipinos have been released since February 15, after completing their 14-day mandatory quarantine.