Coronavirus death toll in the Philippines rises to 8

    MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) has confirmed two (2) more deaths due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19), on top of the one reported death today.
    Coronavirus death toll in the Philippines rises to 8

    This brings the total number of COVID-19 mortalities in the country to eight (8) or 12.5% of the total confirmed cases.

    The figure includes death earlier announced by Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Medical Center in San Fernando, Pampanga.

    In a statement on Facebook, DOH said that they are still gathering details of the recent deaths and will soon provide information once available.

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    On March 12, the Health department announced death of three patients - PH6 and PH5 (residents of Cainta, Rizal) and PH37 (Pasig City).

    On March 11, DOH reported second death of COVID patient (PH35). The patient was a 67-year-old Filipino woman with no travel history. She was the first Pinoy to die of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Philippines.

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    The country's first fatality was a Chinese man who was also the first death from the disease outside of China.

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    — The Summit Express

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