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Covid-19 cases exceed 1,000 in Philippines

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THE Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday, March 28, reported 272 new cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) to bring the country’s total to over 1,000.

The DOH also reported 14 more deaths, bringing the death toll from the disease to 68.

According to the latest Covid-19 case bulletin by the DOH, the total number of cases in the country is now at 1,075.

“As of 4 p.m. today, the Department of Health reports 272 new cases (PH804-PH1,075) of Covid-19,” said the DOH.

First new fatality is PH382, who is a 63-year-old Filipino female from Quezon City with no travel history.

She expired on March 18 due to pneumonia high risk with comorbidities hypertension, diabetes mellitus, chronic kidney disease. She was confirmed positive for Covid-19 on March 22.

Second is PH648, who is a 71-year-old Filipino male with unknown travel and exposure history.

He was confirmed positive for Covid-19 on March 25, and expired on the same day due to acute respiratory distress syndrome, septic shock, community-acquired pneumonia high risk, Covid-19, upper gastrointestinal bleeding secondary to stress gastritis, acute kidney injury secondary to sepsis with comorbidities: diabetes mellitus, cardiac dysrhythmia.

Third is PH391, who is an 80-year-old Filipino female from Manila with no travel history.

She expired on March 19 due to pneumonia high risk, Covid-19 with comorbidities permanent atrial fibrillation secondary to hypertension, atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, and cerebrovascular disease infarct. She was confirmed positive for Covid-19 on March 22.

Fourth is PH522, who is a 61-year-old Filipino female from Pasig City with no travel history.

She was confirmed positive for Covid-19 on March 23, and expired on March 26 due to cardiopulmonary arrest secondary to bradycardic-pulseless electrical activity secondary to severe metabolic respiratory acidosis secondary to acute kidney injury, septic shock, acute respiratory distress syndrome with comorbidities renal disease.

Fifth is PH730, who is an 86-year-old Filipino male from Quezon City with no travel history.

He was confirmed positive for Covid-19 on March 25, and expired on the same day due to cardiac arrhythmia secondary to community-acquired pneumonia high risk secondary to Covid-19 with comorbidities hypertension.

Sixth is PH676, who is a 64-year-old Filipino male from San Juan City with no travel history.

He expired on March 24 due to cardiopulmonary arrest, acute heart failure, community-acquired pneumonia high risk, Covid-19 with comorbidities hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and renal disease. He was confirmed positive for Covid-19 on March 25.

Seventh is PH677, who is a 60-year-old Filipino male from Caloocan City with no travel history.

He expired on March 23 due to acute heart failure, pneumonia, and Covid-19. He was confirmed positive for Covid-19 on March 25.

Eighth is PH393, who is a 74-year-old Filipino female from Quezon City with no travel history.

She expired on March 21 due to septic shock secondary to community-acquired pneumonia high risk, complete heart block, Covid-19 with comorbidities hypertension, cardiac disease. She was confirmed positive for Covid-19 on March 22.

Ninth to PH729, who is a 67-year-old Filipino male from Quezon City with unknown travel and exposure history.

He expired on March 19 due to Community-acquired Pneumonia High Risk secondary to Congestive Heart Failure with comorbidities Hypertension, Diabetes Mellitus. He was confirmed positive for Covid-19 on March 25.

Tenth is PH731, who is an 82-year-old Filipino male from Quezon City with no travel history.

He expired on March 20 due to Acute Myocardial Infarction secondary to Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome secondary to Community-acquired Pneumonia High Risk with comorbidities Hypertension, Diabetes Mellitus. He was confirmed positive for Covid-19 on March 25.

Eleventh is PH604, who is a 60-year-old Filipino male from Manila with no travel and exposure history.

He was confirmed positive for Covid-19 on March 24, and expired on March 26 due to Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome secondary to Community-acquired Pneumonia High Risk secondary to Covid-19 with comorbidities Hypertension, Diabetes Mellitus, Dyslipidemia.

Twelfth is PH277, who is a 72-year-old Filipino female from Bulacan with unknown travel and exposure history.

She expired on March 19 due to Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome secondary to Community-acquired Pneumonia High Risk, Severe Acute Respiratory Infection and Septic Shock secondary to Pneumonia with comorbidities Hypertension, Diabetes Mellitus, Asthma. She was confirmed positive for Covid-19 on March 20.

Thirteenth is PH635, who is an 80-year-old Filipino female from Paranaque City with no travel history but related to a known Covid-19 case.

She expired on March 22 due to Severe Acute Respiratory Distress secondary to Severe Pneumonia with comorbidities Hypertension, Hypothyroidism, Renal Disease. She was confirmed positive for Covid-19 on March 24.

Last new death is PH581, who is a 79-year-old Filipino-American female from Taguig City with no travel history.

She expired on March 21 due to Fatal Arrhythmia, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, High Risk Pneumonia probably secondary to Covid-19 with comorbidities Acute Kidney Injury. She was confirmed positive for Covid-19 on March 24.

The DOH also announced four new recoveries.

This, it said, brings the total number of Covid-19 recoveries to 35.

First new recovery is PH163, who is a 55-year-old Filipino male from Quezon City with no travel history.

He was confirmed positive for Covid-19 on March 16, and was ischarged on March 25 after becoming asymptomatic with two negative results.

Second is PH19, who is a 46-year-old Filipino female from Pasig City with no travel history but is related to a known Covid-19 case.

She was confirmed positive for Covid-19 on March 9, and was discharged on March 26 after being asymptomatic with two negative results.

Third is PH235, who is a 30-year-old Filipino male from Mandaluyong City with no travel and exposure history.

He was confirmed positive for Covid-19 on March 20, and was discharged on March 25 after being asymptomatic with two negative results.

Last recovery is PH11, who is a 72-year-old Filipino male from San Juan City with no travel and exposure history.

He was confirmed positive for Covid-19 on March 9, and was discharged on March 27 after being asymptomatic with one negative result. (HDT/SunStar Philippines)


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