As of 12 noon today, the Department of Health has reported 29 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 140.
Yesterday, deaths of two positive cases were reported: a 67-year-old Filipino male from San Fernando, Pampanga with no travel history, and a 68-year-old Filipino male from Makati with no history of travel to foreign countries and no history of exposure 14 days prior to the onset of symptoms.
Today, three additional deaths have been reported: an 86-year-old American male from Marikina with travel history from Korea and the USA, a 40-year-old Filipino male from Pasig with no history of travel to foreign countries and no history of exposure 14 days prior to the onset of symptoms, and a 64-year-old Filipino male from Negros Oriental with history of travel to Greenhills.
Secretary of Health Francisco Duque III urges the public to do their part in cooperating and mitigating the spread of the disease. “Practice preventive measures, go on strict home quarantine if you are experiencing mild symptoms, and help halt the spread of fake news,” he asks. “The success of our measures to contain COVID-19 is hinged on your participation. We will get through this together.”
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