COVID-19 cases in the Philippines breach 1,000 mark

by Nikko Tuazon
Mar 28, 2020
On Saturday, March 28, the Department of Health reports 272 new cases of COVID-19. The total number in the country is now at 1,075.
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The Philippines now has a total of 1,075 laboratory-confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

The 272 new cases set a record high based on the monitoring sheet of Department of Health.

DOH also reported 14 additional deaths, which now total 68, and four new recoveries. Persons Under iIvestigation (PUI) are currently at 804, while Persons Under Monitoring (PUM) total 6,321.

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RECOVERIES

On March 27, Saturday, DOH posted on Facebook some details about patients discharged from the hospital.

  • PH163, a 55-year-old Filipino from Quezon City, tested positive for COVID-19 on March 16. He has been asymptomatic since March 25, and was discharged from the hospital after testing negative twice.
  • PH19, a 46-year-old Filipina from Pasig City, tested positive for COVID-19 on March 9. He has been asymptomatic since March 26, and was discharged from the hospital after testing negative twice.
  • PH235, a 30-year-old Filipino from Mandaluyong City, tested positive for COVID-19 on March 16. He has been asymptomatic since March 25, and was discharged from the hospital after testing negative twice.
  • PH11, a 72-year-old Filipino from Quezon City, tested positive for COVID-19 on March 16. He has been asymptomatic since March 27, and was discharged from the hospital after a single tesing negative once.

DEATHS

DOH also provided information on those who passed away due to COVID-19.

All of them are over 60 years old, and were medically compromised.

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Some of them died days before their results came out.

  • PH382, a 63-year-old Filipina from Quezon City, succumbed to pneumonia on March 18. She tested positive on March 22.
  • PH648, a 71-year-old Filipino, died on March 25, the same day his test result was released.
  • PH391, an 80-year-old Filipina from Manila, died on March 19. She tested positive on March 22.
  • PH522, a 61-year-old Filipina from Pasig City, died on March 26, three days after testing positive on March 23.
  • PH730, an 86-year-old Filipino from Quezon City, died on March 25, the same day his test result was released.
  • PH676, a 64-year-old Filipino from San Juan City, died on March 24. He tested positive on March 25.
  • PH677, a 60-year-old Filipino from Caloocan, died on March 23. He tested positive on March 25.
  • PH393, a 74-year-old Filipina from Quezon City, died on March 21. She tested positive on March 22.
  • PH729, a 67-year-old Filipino from Quezon City, died on March 19. He tested positive on March 25.
  • PH731, an 82-year-old Filipino from Quezon City, died on March 20. He tested positive on March 25.
  • PH604, a 60-year-old Filipino from Manila, died on March 26. He tested positive on March 24.
  • PH277, a 72-year-old Filipina from Bulacan, died on March 19. She tested positive on March 20.
  • PH635, an 80-year-old Filipina from Paranaque City and is related to a confirmed COVID-19 case. She died on March 22. She tested positive on March 24.
  • PH581, a 79-year-old Filipino-American female from Taguig City, died on March 21. She tested positive on March 24.
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On Saturday, March 28, the Department of Health reports 272 new cases of COVID-19. The total number in the country is now at 1,075.
PHOTO/S: Anna Shvets / Pexels.com
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