DOH Update on COVID-19 Cases in the Philippines As of Today
DOH – The Department of Health released an update on the COVID-19 cases in the Philippines now amid global pandemic.
Over 200 countries across the globe have confirmed cases of COVID-19, a coronavirus that was first recorded in China last December 2019. Several days after, many countries confirmed their first cases of the disease.
The COVID-19 is known to bear flu-like symptoms. The patients may experience fever, cough, and breathing difficulties. However, a person may also be positive for the virus even without displaying any symptom at all. There are several cases in the different countries with asymptomatic patients.
Philippines is one of the countries fighting against coronavirus now. Several areas in the country are currently under an Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) and General Community Quarantine (GCQ) to prevent the spread of the disease.
Masses and other religious gatherings were prohibited, schools were suspended, and several non-essential businesses temporarily stopped their operation due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Everyone is reminded to be extra careful, to wear mask when going outdoors, and to only leave the house for very essential purposes.
The Department of Health (DOH) releases a COVID-19 update daily. In its recent advisory, it stated that 268 new cases of coronavirus were recorded in the country. It brings the total to 11,618 now.
The health department stated that 21 new deaths due to coronavirus were recorded bringing the total to 772. With regards to the recoveries, 145 new recoveries were recorded bringing the total to 2,251.