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    DOH reports 3 additional deaths due to coronavirus

    MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) reported Thursday night, March 12 three (3) new deaths among the confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the country.
    DOH reports 3 additional deaths due to coronavirus

    DOH identified deceased COVID-19 patients with ID PH6 and PH5 (residents of Cainta, Rizal) and PH37 (Pasig City). This brings the total number of mortalities in the Philippines to five (5) or now at 10% of the total confirmed positive cases.

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    PH6, 59-year-old, was initially admitted at Cardinal Santos Medical Center on March 5 and was thereafter transferred to the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine. PH6 suddenly experienced difficulty of breathing and was intubated late evening of March 11. She expired on March 12 from acute respiratory distress syndrome due to severe penumonia secondary to COVID-19. Repeat chest x-ray showed progressive penumonia. PH6 is a known diabetic.

    PH5 was a 62-year-old husband of PH6 and who had frequented a Muslim prayer hall in Greenhills, expired morning of March 12 due to acute respiratory distress syndrome from severe pneumonia secondary to COVID-19. PH5 is a known diabetic and hypertensive who developed acute kidney injury.

    PH37 was an 88-year-old female admitted on March 6 at the Philippine Heart Center after experiencing onset of symptoms on February 28. PH37 was confirmed with COVID-19 on March 11 and was reported to have existing hypertension. The patient expired this afternoon, with Acute Respiratory Failure as the cause of death.

    On Wednesday, the health department reported second death of COVID patient (PH35). The patient was a 67-year-old Filipino woman with no travel history.

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

    — The Summit Express

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