DOH reports 2 COVID-19 patients recovered, 29 new cases, death toll at 11

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) reported Sunday 29 new patients with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) or another two-digit increase of cases in the Philippines. The total number of cases in the country is now at 140.
DOH reports 2 COVID-19 patients recovered, 29 new cases, death toll at 11

The Health department also announced three (3) new deaths due to outbreak: an 86-year-old American male from Marikina City (PH9), a 40-year-old Filipino from Pasig City (PH54) and a 64-year-old man from Negros Oriental (PH39).

PH9 had travel history from the United States and Korea. Aside from COVID-19, he succumbed to multiple organ failure, acute respiratory distress syndrome, acute kidney injury, hypertension Type II, diabetes and chronic artery disease.

PH54 on the other hand had not traveled abroad and no history of exposure 14 days prior to onset of symptoms. He also had acute respiratory distress syndrome, community-acquired pneumonia.

PH39 had been to Greenhills in San Juan, which houses a prayer hall which was frequented by another COVID-19 patient who also died later on.

Meanwhile, DOH clarified that to date, there have been a total of two (2) recovered cases of COVID-19 (PH1 and PH3). They are both Chinese women admitted at San Lazaro Hospital (SLH) in Manila.

On the other hand, five (5) confirmed cases with mild symptoms are under home quarantine based on the existing decision tool for the diagnosis and management of COVID-19.

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday declared the outbreak a global pandemic.

"In the days and weeks ahead, we expect to see the number of cases, the number of deaths, and the number of affected countries climb even higher," worried WHO director Tedros Adhanom expressed.


— The Summit Express

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