Covid-19 cases climb to 1,546; death toll rises to 78

MANILA. Foreigners wear face masks and jackets outside the departure area of Manila's International Airport, Philippines on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. (AP)

THE Department of Health (DOH) on Monday, March 30, reported 128 additional cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), bringing the total number of cases in the Philippines to 1,546.

The health agency also announced seven additional deaths, taking the mortality count to 78.

The number of recovered patients remained at 42.

Those who lost the battle with Covid-19 were Patient (PH) 149, PH587, PH647, PH1488, PH1447, PH 1446 and PH 1489.

PH149, a 61-year-old Filipino female from Makati City, died on March 27 of acute respiratory failure secondary to community acquaired pneumonia. She had no travel and exposure history. Her case was confirmed on March 16.

PH587, a 79-year-old Filipino male from Muntinlupa City, died on March 29, five days after he tested positive for Covid-19 on March 24. He died of acute respiratory failure. He had no travel history.

PH647 was a 43-year-old Filipino male from Paranaque City with no travel nor exposure history. He was confirmed positive for Covid-19 on March 25 and died on March 27 due to acute respiratory failure.

PH1488 was a 60-year-old male from Muntinlupa City. The DOH has yet to confirm if the patient was a Filipino. The patient died on March 26 due to acute respiratory distress syndrome and septic shock.

PH1447 was a 45-year-old male from Davao City. He died on March 23, but was confirmed as Covid-19 positive only on March 29. He suffered from cardiopulmonary arrest, acute respiratory distress syndrome secondary to community-acquired pneumonia, and hypoxia.

PH 1446 was a 59-year-old Filipino male from Davao City with no travel history. He died on March 23 and was confirmed positive for Covid-19 only on March 29. The patient has a cardiac disease.

PH 1489 was a 74-year-old Filipino male from Quezon City with an unknown travel and exposure history. He died on March 21 and was confirmed positive for Covid-19 on March 27. (SunStar Philippines)


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