The Department of Health (DOH) confirmed today, March 14, that another patient has died from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) bringing the total number of COVID-19-related deaths in the Philippines to 6.
In an official statement, DOH explained that the patient was the 40th confirmed case in the country. The patient died in the late evening of March 13 from Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome due to Severe Pneumonia with concomitant Acute Kidney Injury.
The patient was a 54-year-old male with no travel history abroad. He was admitted to the Northern Mindanao Medical Center last March 3 after experiencing the symptoms on February 24.
As of writing, the DOH has confirmed 64 COVID-19 cases.
“We continually ask the public to cooperate and help us in the investigation and contact tracing activities. Please contact DOH and call the designated hotline at (02) 8-651-7800 loc 1149-1150 for any new leads. For those who are confirmed cases, please let our hospitals take care of you. Studies show that chances of recovery are high. Let us take it upon ourselves to protect our family and our community’s health and well-being,” Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III said.
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