Update on the Coronavirus Death Toll In Philippines
CORONAVIRUS DEATH TOLL IN PHILIPPINES – The total number of deaths in the country due to COVID-19 jumped to 17.
Currently, the Philippines is racing against time to contain the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus, officially called as COVID-19. It has a high infection capacity and the people must follow the authorities to prevent an outbreak in the country.
The COVID-19 has taken away more than 6,500 lives globally. In China alone, it has infected over 70,000 people and Italy declared a nationwide lock-down after it was severely hit by the disease as well.
Currently, according to the Department of Health (DOH), there is a total of 202 coronavirus cases confirmed in the Philippines. Most of the patients are in Metro Manila.
To prevent the spread of the disease, the entire Luzon was placed under an “enhanced community quarantine” where movement is strictly restricted. A state of calamity was also declared in the whole Philippines.
With regards to the coronavirus death toll in the Philippines, based on a report on ABS-CBN, it has jumped to 17. The fatalities are two (2) males and one (1) female.
Based on the report, PH201 is a 58-year-old Filipino male from Lanao del Sur with travel history to Malaysia, PH57 is a 65-year-old Filipino male from Pasig City, and PH160 is an 86-year-old Filipino female from San Juan City.
PH160 had no travel history but she had a contact with a coronavirus patient. All patients got underlying medical conditions.