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DOH Update on COVID-19 Cases in the Philippines Now

DOH – The Department of Health issued an update on the COVID-19 cases in the Philippines as of today, May 15.

Currently, an invisible enemy is putting a lot of lives at risk. It is the coronavirus or COVID-19 which was first recorded in China last December 2019.

COVID-19 had an outbreak in China. Wuhan City, its epicenter, was locked down for more than two (2) months due to the outbreak. More than 82,000 people were infected by the disease in China.

Currently, China is already recovering from the disease while several other countries are battling against the pandemic now. One of the countries with confirmed cases of the disease is the Philippines.

DOH Update

Currently, widespread community quarantines are implemented in the different parts of the country. The high-risk areas under an Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) while the low and medium risk areas are under a General Community Quarantine (GCQ).

Starting tomorrow, May 16, Metro Manila, Laguna province, and Cebu City will be under a Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine. All the other areas will be under a General Community Quarantine.

Every day, DOH releases an update on the COVID-19 cases in the Philippines. Today, May 15, the health department recorded 215 new cases of the disease bringing the total to 12,091.

16 new deaths due to COVID-19 were recorded by the authorities bringing the total to 806. According to the health department, there are 123 new recoveries bringing the total recoveries to 2,460 now.

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